From Seed to Plant, Egg to Adult introduces students to the life cycles of plants and animals. Students will classify seeds by properties, plant seeds, care for plants, observe and record plant growth, and participate in classroom projects. Students will also observe the life cycle of a ladybug and participate in the care of a living creature. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit. This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K


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SCI.K-4.4.L1.1a: Science

Animals need air, water, and food in order to live and thrive.

SCI.K-4.4.L1.1b: Science

Plants require air, water, nutrients, and light in order to live and thrive.

SCI.K-4.4.L2.1a: Science

Some traits of living things have been inherited (e.g., color of flowers and number of limbs of animals).

SCI.K-4.4.L2.2a: Science

Plants and animals closely resemble their parents and other individuals in their species.

SCI.K-4.4.L2.2b: Science

Plants and animals can transfer specific traits to their offspring when they reproduce.

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.1: Science

roots help support the plant and take in water and nutrients

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.2: Science

leaves help plants utilize sunlight to make food for the plant

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.3: Science

stems, stalks, trunks, and other similar structures provide support for the plant

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.4: Science

some plants have flowers

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.5: Science

flowers are reproductive structures of plants that produce fruit which contains seeds

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1b.6: Science

seeds contain stored food that aids in germination and the growth of young plants

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1a: Science

Plants and animals have life cycles. These may include beginning of a life, development into an adult, reproduction as an adult, and eventually death.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1b: Science

Each kind of plant goes through its own stages of growth and development that may include seed, young plant, and mature plant.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1c: Science

The length of time from beginning of development to death of the plant is called its life span.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1d: Science

Life cycles of some plants include changes from seed to mature plant.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1e: Science

Each generation of animals goes through changes in form from young to adult. This completed sequence of changes in form is called a life cycle. Some insects change from egg to larva to pupa to adult.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1f: Science

Each kind of animal goes through its own stages of growth and development during its life span.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.1g: Science

The length of time from an animal s birth to its death is called its life span. Life spans of different animals vary.

SCI.K-4.4.L4.2a: Science

Growth is the process by which plants and animals increase in size.

SCI.K-4.4.L5.1a: Science

All living things grow, take in nutrients, breathe, reproduce, and eliminate waste.

SMT.PK-6.4.L1.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe the characteristics of and variations between living and nonliving things.

SMT.PK-6.4.L1.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe the life processes common to all living things.

SMT.PK-6.4.L2.1: Math, Science and Technology

recognize that traits of living things are both inherited and acquired or learned.

SMT.PK-6.4.L2.2: Math, Science and Technology

recognize that for humans and other living things there is genetic continuity between generations.

SMT.PK-6.4.L3.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal.

SMT.PK-6.4.L3.2: Math, Science and Technology

observe that differences within a species may give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

SMT.PK-6.4.L4.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe the major stages in the life cycles of selected plants and animals.

SMT.PK-6.4.L4.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe evidence of growth, repair, and maintenance, such as nails, hair, and bone, and the healing of cuts and bruises.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

In this comprehensive five to nine week unit, early elementary students (targeted for grade 1) will study the life cycle of both plants and animals (using bean seeds and ladybugs) then compare these cycles. Activities have clear objectives and are age-appropriate and engaging. This resource includes correlations with NY state standards, though objectives could easily fit in with other standards as well. Each “kit” in the Curriki repository includes a teacher’s manual and student activity book. The teacher’s manual includes a unit overview, extensive and clear background information materials, preparation instructions, discussion questions, an assessment with answer key, cross-curricular extension ideas, a glossary and teacher references. Each student manual includes clear, reproducible student handouts and a glossary. The last section in the “kit” is a wiki, and Curriki members are encouraged to edit and build up the existing curriculum. Once necessary materials are ordered (like ladybug larvae) and gathered, these written materials are excellent and can be used immediately in the classroom.

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