Standards Addressed in this Lesson: Seed to Seedling in the Kindergarten Classroom

Disciplinary Core Ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
Adult plants and animals can have young. In many kinds of animals, parents and the offspring themselves engage in behaviors that help the offspring to survive. (1-LS1-2)
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water and light to live and grow.(K-LS1-1)
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
Young animals are very much, but not exactly, like their parents. Plants also are very much, but not, exactly, like their parents.(1-LS3-1)
Connections to the Nature of Science:
Science Is a Way of Knowing Science knowledge helps us know about the world.
Scientists study the natural and material world.
Science investigations begin with a question.
Scientists use different ways to study the world.
Scientists use drawings, sketches, and models as a way to communicate ideas.
Common Core State Standards Initiative: Mathematics Kindergarten>> Measurement & Data
Describe and compare measurable attributes.
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.