Alberta Science | Needs of Animals & Plants

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This extensive Needs of Animals and Plants unit, designed specifically for first grade, includes everything you need to teach a highly successful Science unit. Simply read the teacher's guide, print the lesson materials, and go! This unit features simple language and age-appropriate activities that are sure to delight your students. Best of all, the included assessment masters and additional materials will save you countless hours of valuable planning time. Win!

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1. Observe, describe, and compare living things.

  • KWL chart
  • Describe three animals and three plants
  • Compare animals using Venn diagrams

2. Contrast living and non-living things.

  • Living and non-living posters
  • Print-and-go worksheets
  • Optional homework task with an editable parent letter
  • Digital task cards (Boom Deck)

3. Identify ways in which living things are valued.

  • Two informative worksheets
  • Two interactive notebook pages (cut and paste)

4. Classify some local animals and plants into groups on the basis of visual characteristics.

  • Six informative worksheets
  • Choose your own local animal or plant to focus on

5. Identify examples of plants and animals that are normally under human care (domesticated) and those that are normally independent of human care (wild).

  • Domestic/wild animal sort (paper & digital version - Boom Deck)
  • Informative worksheets
  • Domestic/wild animals pamphlet

6. Identify the requirements for animals and plants to maintain life, and recognize that we must provide these for living things in our care.

  • Needs of Animals booklet (six pages)
  • Needs of Plants booklet (seven pages)
  • Growing beans experiment
  • Digital task cards (Boom Deck)

7. Identify ways that land plants depend on soil.

  • Informative worksheets
  • 'Solving soil' experiment

8. Recognize that some plants and animals must adapt to extreme conditions to meet their basic needs.

  • Adaptations worksheet
  • 'Polar Paws' experiment
  • 'Cactus Makes Perfect' experiment
  • Two foldable mini-books

9. Give examples of ways in which animals depend on plants and vice versa.

  • Informative worksheets
  • Student play assignment with a rubric and public speaking anchor poster



  • Unit overview
  • Lesson plans
  • Helpful links
  • Vocabulary cards (editable PDF template)
  • Posters (colour and B&W)


  • Final grade master
  • Self-assessment page
  • Student quiz
  • Teacher script
  • Answer key

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Total Pages
137 + 76 Digital Task Cards
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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