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Plant & Animal Secrets

Plant & Animal Needs

Kindergarten, 1st Grade

NGSS Standards covered: K-ESS3-3 , K-ESS2-2 , K-ESS3-1 , K-LS1-1
In this unit, students use observations to understand what animals and plants need to survive. Students explore how animals need things to eat and a safe place to live. They also investigate the needs of plants and how those might be different from the needs of animals. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

For your reference, these are all the assessments included at the end of each Mystery from this unit:

Lesson 1: Animal Needs: Food

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Read-Along Lesson 2: Animal Needs: Shelter

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Lesson 3: Animal Needs: Safety

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Read-Along Lesson 4: Animals & Changing the Environment

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Lesson 5: Plant Needs: Water & Light

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Read-Along Lesson 6: Animal Needs & Changing the Environment

View Read-Along Lesson 6 assessment