(K.9B) Needs of Organisms
The student is expected to examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.
Like animals, plants need air, water, nutrients and physical space. Unlike animals, however, plants are able to convert energy from the sun into usable food molecules. By growing radish gardens, students learn that green plants need sunlight.
Live animals in the classroom engage students in learning about basic needs for food, water and shelter. Use the instructions in the Signature Lesson to build a terrarium in a soda bottle.