(2.9A) Plant and Animal Needs
The student is expected to identify the basic needs of plants and animals.
Plants need light energy, water and carbon dioxide from air for photosynthesis. They also need additional nutrients for their growth and survival. Through looking at plants in various conditions. students explore how the presence or absence of these basic needs affect plants’ growth.
Students learn and identify that animals need air, water, food and a place to be by observing and comparing candy “gummy worms” to live worms, and building worm habitats.