This unit combines Needs and Characteristics of Living Things with Animal Growth and Change.
It is design with these Big Ideas in mind:
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.
Animals have distinct characteristics
Humans are animals.
There are similarities and differences among different kinds of animals
Humans need to protect animals and the places where they live.