Through investigating the life cycle of plants Kindergarten students learn about the basic needs of organisms. Students also and learn to recognize the interdependence of organisms in the natural world and understand how organisms interact with living and nonliving things to meet their needs.
Students recognize the difference between living and nonliving things and recognize that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on things around them for survival.
Kindergarteners learn key vocabulary used to describe living organisms and learn to sort and group them based on physical characteristics. They also learn about the life cycle of a plant, and how a plant offspring resembles its parents.