Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Grade 1 Food Production and Energy for Life

 

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

I

Recognize the basic needs of living things (e.g., food, water, sunlight, and air).

It's Alive...Or Is It?

Being Alive Lesson Plan

 

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Grade 2 Food Production and Energy for Life

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

D

Compare how plants and animals satisfy their basic requirements for life.

Scinet: Plant Parts

Fossweb: plants

Plants

How Do Plants Grow

Creating a Food Chain

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

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Grade 3 Food Production and Energy for Life

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

D

Explain how animals depend on plants to meet their need for energy.

Lesson Plans:  The Web of Life  Weaving the Web

A

Identify the basic needs of plants and animals.

How Plants Grow:  What do living things need to survive?

The Great Plant Escape http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts3a.html

A

Recognize that animals obtain their food by eating plants or other animals.

Food Chains and Webs

Food Web Game

The Web of Life

Bitesize Revision http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/food_chains.shtml

 

I

Examine the major parts of plants and determine their functions.

A

Recognize that plants use sunlight, water, and air for photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis

Lesson Science Made Simple: Why do Leaves Change Color

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Grade 4 Food Production and Energy for Life

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

 

D

Explain that animals must obtain food and use food for energy.

Energy Challenge

Chain Reaction (Food Chain)

Food Web
Food Chains- Vocabulary

A

Compare how various animals obtain and use food for energy.

A

Match the edible parts of plants with particular plant structures.

Lesson:  Edible Vegetable Mysteries

Edible Plant Parts

Root Factory Game

D

Compare how specific animals obtain oxygen (e.g., gills, lungs).

All Things Need Oxygen

A

Match the animal with their means of obtaining oxygen.

Respiratory System Matching Game

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Grade 5  Food Production and Energy for Life

 

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

I

Describe how various plant structures are associated with food production (i.e., stems, leaves, and stomata).

Plants breathe, too!

How do plants make food?  Lesson plan and activity

A

Match plant structures with their functions.

Webquest:  The Plant Process

Four parts of a plant and its function- lesson plan

The Great Plant Escape: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/gpe.html

Internet Resources:  http://www.iit.edu/~smile/bi9702.html

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2a.html

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1m1app.html

 

A

Identify photosynthesis as the food manufacturing process in plants.

Illuminating photosynthesis

Photosynthesis: http://library.thinkquest.org/3715/photo3.html

Magic School Bus : http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/frizfreshfacts/index.htm

UAlbertaAnimateddiagramofphotosynthesis: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/multimedia/uploads/alberta/Photo.html

Internet Resource:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/methuselah/photosynthesis.html#

 

A

Identify what plants need (i.e., water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide) to manufacture food.

Photosynthesis

What does a plant need in order to grow?

Science made simple: http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html

ThinkQuest: http://library.thinkquest.org/3715/photo3.html

Internet Resource:  http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/photosynthesis.asp

 

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Grade 6 Food Production and Energy for Life
 

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

D

Classify organisms as producers, consumers, or decomposers.

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

A

Identify how organisms obtain food for energy.

A

Classify organisms as producers, consumers, or decomposers in a food chain or food web.

The Food Chain

D

Demonstrate interrelationships among organisms in a food chain or food web.

Lesson The Web of Life

A

Infer the consequences of a change in the population size of an organism in a food chain or food web.

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Grade 7 Food Production and Energy for Life

 

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

D

Compare and contrast photosynthesis and respiration.

Quia Photosynthesis and Respiration

A

Determine what plants need to make food.

Making Food

A

Identify photosynthesis as the food making process in plants.

Plants

A

Identify the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration.

D

Relate the processes of photosynthesis and respiration to appropriate cellular organelles.

A

Associate the processes of photosynthesis and respiration with appropriate cellular organelles.

D

Diagram and explain how oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between living things and their environment.

A

Select the structures that animals use to obtain oxygen.

A

Classify animals according to their means of obtaining oxygen.

A

Select the illustration that depicts the movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living things and their environment.

A

Interpret a diagram depicting the oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle.

The Oxygen Carbon-Dioxide Cycle

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Lesson Plans Food
  1. Ecology Lesson Food Chain (Grades 4-5)
  2. Endangered Food Chain Grades 4-5
  3. Creating A Food Chain (Grades K-2)
  4. Food Chain...What Goes Around comes Around Grades 3-5
  5. Food Webs (Grades 3-5)
  6. Explore Third Grade Food Chain (Grade 3)
  7. Food Chain Web (Grades 3-4)
  8. Food Chain Food Web (Grades 3-4)
  9. Focus on Food Chains (Grades 3-4)
  10. Food Guide Pyramid (Grade K-1)

Lesson Plans Plants

  1. Parts of a Plant (Grades 2-5)
  2. Designing Plants (Grades 1-2)
  3. My Totally Tasty Plant (Grades 1-2)
  4. Probing into Plant Parts (Grades 1-4)
  5. See How They Grow:  Plants and Their Parts (Grades K-2)
  6. Plants Thematic Unit (Grades K-2)
  7. Yummy Plant Parts (Grades 5+)

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Topics Food
  1. The Food Cycle
  2. The Food Chain
  3. Food Chains
  4. Food Chains Topics
  5. What is a Food Web?
  6. Enchanted Learning's Food Web
  7. Introduction to Photosynthesis, The Beginning of the Web
  8. After Plants Grow, Who Eats Them?
  9. After all is said and done, who cleans up the mess?
  10. All Living Things Need Food
  11. Who Eats What?
  12. Kid Port Food Chain
  13. What is a herbivore?
  14. Food Chains and Webs
  15. Food Web
  16. The Role of the Predator
  17. Food Chain Puzzle
  18. Food Chain Game Freeware Download

Topics Plants

  1. Parts of Plants Webquest
  2. The Parts of the Plants We Eat
  3. What Parts of Plants Have You Eaten Today? 1st Grade Webquest
  4. Plant Crafts
  5. Plant Sleuth WebQuest
  6. Plants
  7. The Different Parts of A Plant
     

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Interactive Websites for Students
Food
  1. The Food Cycle Song
  2.  Food Chain Quiz
  3. Brain Pop Movie:  Food Chain
  4. Dole 5 A Day
  5. Chain Reaction Quiz
  6. A Food Chain
  7. Food Chain Online Test
  8. Fantastic Forest
  9. What is the Primary Source?
  10. The Virtual Body
  11. Body Zone
  12. Food Chain Puzzle
  13. Brain Pop Movie:  Body Weight
  14. Systems of the Human Body Download the Presentation
  15. Body Systems Download the Presentation

Interactive Websites for Students
Plants

  1. Great Plant Escape
  2. Meet the Plant Parts
  3. Roots, Stems, and Leaves Song
  4. Parts of Plants Song
  5. Parts of Plants Song (Scroll down to song)
  6. Plants and Parts of Plants (Scroll down to text)
  7. Parts of Broccoli
  8. Do You Know Your Leaves?
  9. Parts of Plant PowerPoint Presentation
  10. Brain Pop:  Seed Plant Movie
  11. Fun with Food Webs
  12. Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
    (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)

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Worksheets Food
  1. Food Chain Graphic Organizer
  2. Ecosystem Chart
  3. Rain Forest Food Chain
  4. If I was a food...
  5. Make Your Own Food Chain
  6. Magic Food Chain Puzzle

Worksheets:  Plants

  1. Growth and Changes in Plants Parts of Plants
  2. The Parts of A Plant
  3. Plants and Seeds Word Search
  4. Plant Word Search
  5. Parts of a Plant
  6. Plant Vocabulary

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Connie Campbell               Jefferson County Schools