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• Living things grow, take in food to create energy, make waste, and reproduce.
• Plants and animals, including people, are living things.
• Living things have basic needs (air, water, food, and shelter) that are met from the environment.
• Different kinds of living things behave in different ways.
• All living things are important and should be treated with care and respect.
1. assess the role of humans in maintaining a healthy environment;
2. investigate needs and characteristics of plants and animals, including humans;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the basic needs and characteristics of plants and animals, including humans.
Visit your public library or pay a visit to your school's learning commons to see if they have these or similar books.
Life of a Grasshopper by Clare Hibbert
Call Number: 595.7 HIB
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Take a closer look at life cycles! During their lives, animals and plants change and grow. This book explains how a grasshopper develops from an egg into an adult insect. You can also find out where grasshoppers live and the animals that threaten them throughout their lives.
Plants Need Sunlight by Christine Petersen
Call Number: 572.42 PET
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Describes how sunlight helps plants grow.
Life Cycles by Sally Hewitt; Zeta Jones (Designed by)
Call Number: 595.7 HEW
Publication Date: 2004-07-01
Do You Know about Mammals? by Buffy Silverman
Call Number: 599 SIL
Publication Date: 2009-01-09
What do an elephant, a mouse, and a dolphin have in common? They're all mammals! Learn about the characteristics that all mammals share.