North East School Division Unpacking Outcomes Unpacking the Outcome appearances Differentiate living things observable characteristics behavior Outcome (circle the verb and underline the qualifiers) LT1.1 Differentiate between living things according to observable characteristics, including appearances and behavior. KNOW UNDERSTAND BE ABLE TO DO Living things have Use a variety of sources of information and ideas (e.g., picture books including non-fiction Characteristics of many similar and texts, Elders, naturalists, videos, internet sites, and personal observations) to learn about living things. unique observable characteristics of living things. Organize characteristics. Make and record observations and measurements about the observable characteristics of characteristics We can recognize plants and animals using written language, pictures, and charts. Compare each living thing Group representations (e.g., photos, videos, drawings and oral descriptions) of plants and characteristics animals according to various student developed criteria. by its Record information Compare personal, scientific, and Indigenous ways of organizing understanding of living things. characteristics (ways) Describe characteristics common to humans (e.g., number of limbs, eyes, ears, hair, and teeth) Living things Appearance and identify variations (e.g., eye color, skin color, height, and weight) that make each human change as they unique. Behavior grow and develop Options for criteria Compare observable characteristics (e.g., leaf, root, stem, flower, fruit and seed) among plants Methods for sorting of various types and sizes that live I different habitats. Record information, using written language, pictures, and tables, about the appearance and Medicine Wheel behavior of familiar animals, such as classroom or personal pets, at regular intervals over a specific time interval. Describe the appearance and behavior (e.g., method of movement, social grouping, diet, body covering, habitat, and nocturnal vs. diurnal orientation) of familiar animals (e.g., bumblebee, worm, dog, cat, snake, owl, fish, ant, beaver, rabbit, and horse). Differentiate among animals according to their observable characteristics. Compare characteristics of plants and animals at different stages of their lives (e.g., compare an adult dog with a pup, compare a young tree with an older established tree, and compare a baby bird with a fully grown bird). Communicate knowledge (e.g., share a story, describe an experience, or draw a picture) about the observable characteristics of a favorite plant or animal. Respond positively to others’ questions and ideas about the observable characteristics of living things. Recognize that some information about living things may not be scientific (e.g., stories such as The Three Little Pigs, and movie animals talking). ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS How are living things the same? How are living things different? How can we organize living things? How are animals the same at different stages of their lives? How are plants the same at different stages of their lives? How can I tell one living thing from another? What makes a creature unique?
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