Students will love these great activities on external structures of animals and plants. This resource is designed for the Utah Seed First Grade standards. Students will learn that animals and plants have specific structures that help them to survive in their habitat.
Utah SEEd Standard 1.2.2 Construct an explanation by observing patterns of external features of living things that survive in different locations. Emphasize how plants and nonhuman animals, found in specific surroundings, share similar physical characteristics. Examples could include that plants living in dry areas are more likely to have thick outer coatings that hold in water, animals living in cold locations have longer and thicker fur, or most desert animals are awake at night. (LS1.A, LS1.D)
This resource also partially meets 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.*
This resource includes sorting cards, worksheets, habitat cards and a tab book on animals. This resource looks at animal and plant structures in four different environments: pond, tundra, rainforest and desert.
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