Who Lives in the Pond

Print

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, including…hand lenses…collecting nets…

     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:

     A. Differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.

     B. Examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.

K.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. Sort plants and animals into groups based on physical characteristics such as color, size, body covering, or leaf shape.

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.

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…hand lenses…collecting nets…

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:

     A. Sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring.

     C. Gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains and 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.

     D. Observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish.

Grade 2 Science

2.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student develops abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry in 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.

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, including…hand lenses…collecting nets…

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:

     A. Identify the basic needs of plants and animals;

     C. Compare and give examples of the ways living organisms depend on each other and on their environments such as through food chains.

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.

C. Investigate and record some of the unique stages that insects such as grasshoppers and butterflies undergo during their life cycle.

Grade 3 Science

3.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:

     A. Collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including …hand lenses…collecting nets…

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

     B. Identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as removal of frogs from a pond or bees from a field.

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;

     C. Investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles.