Students will understand that… • All living things are producers or consumers. • Animals have different external characteristics (structures) that allow their basic needs to be met. • All animals depend upon each other and their environment to survive. o Animals are either carnivore, herbivore, omniivore o Know temperature and rainfall of desert, oceans, woodlands, plains or prairie, rain forest • Animals develop and change over time in different ways such as in: color, size, mass, creating sounds, and movement. • Animals usually grow in a predictable way and usually grow to look like their parents. Possible misunderstandings or confusions: • The arrows in a food chain point in the direction that energy moves.
Trinity University and Canyon Ridge Elementary School (San Antonio, Tex.), "Animals [2nd grade]" (2008). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 36.
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