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Related TEKS, updated September 2018

Kindergarten Science

K.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
     A. Ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world.
     C. Collect data and make observations using simple tools.
K.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to investigate the natural world. The student is expected to:
     A. Collect information using tools...
     B. Use the senses as a tool of observation to identify …objects and events in the environment.
K.9 Organisms and environments. The student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival. The student is expected to:
     B. Examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals…

Grade 1 Science

1.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
     A. Ask questions about organisms, objects, and events observed in the natural world.
     C. Collect data and make observations using simple tools.
     D. Record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words.
1.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to investigate the natural world. The student is expected to:
     A. Collect, record, and compare information using tools, including…

1.9 Organisms and environments. The student knows that the living environment is composed of relationships between organisms and the life cycles that occur. The student is expected to:

     C. Gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains or     animals using plants for shelter.
1.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
     A. Investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats.

Grade 2 Science

2.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in the classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
     A. Ask questions about organisms, objects, and events during observations and investigations.
     C. Collect data from observations using scientific tools.
     D. Record and organize data using pictures, numbers, and words.
2.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses age-appropriate tools and models to investigate the natural world. The student is expected to:
     A. Collect, record, and compare information using tools...

2.9 Organisms and environments. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs that must be met for them to survive within their environment. The student is expected to:

     B. Identify factors in the environment, including temperature and precipitation, that affect growth and behavior such as migration, hibernation, and dormancy of living things.
2.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
     A. Observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs.

Grade 3 Science

3.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and practices to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
     A. Collect, record, and compare information using tools...

3.9 Organisms and environments. The student knows and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within environments. The student is expected to:

     A. Observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem.
3.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
     A. Explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment.