GLCEs for classroom experiences

Avian Antics

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.02.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

P.PM.02.12 Describe objects and substances according to their properties (color, size, shape, texture, hardness, liquid or solid, sinking or floating).

S.RS.03.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

L.OL.03.32 Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection.

L.EV.03.11 Relate characteristics and functions of observable parts on a variety of plants that allow them to live in their environment.

L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment.

S.IP.04.11 Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.04.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.04.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.

S.RS.04.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.04.14 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.04.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.04.16 Determine that animals require air, water, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.

L.EV.04.22 Identify how variations in physical characteristics of individual organisms give them an advantage for survival and reproduction.

L.EC.04.11 Identify organisms as part of a food chain or web.

L.EC.04.21 Explain how environmental changes can produce a change in the food web.

S.IP.05.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.05.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EV.05.11 Explain how behavioral characteristics of animals help them to survive in their environment.

L.EV.05.12 Describe the physical characteristics of organisms that help them survive in their environment.

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.06.51 Classify producers, consumers, and decomposers based on their source of food.

L.EC.06.21 Describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).

L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.

L.EC.06.32 Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.

L.EC.06.41 Describe how human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Earth and that human activity can purposefully, or accidentally, alter the balance in ecosystems.


Bird is the Word

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IP.00.14 Manipulate simple tools that aid in observation and data collection.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.OL.00.11 Identify that living things have basic needs.

L.OL.00.12 Identify and compare living and nonliving things.

P.PM.01.11 Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking or floating.

L.OL.01.13 Identify the needs of animals

S.RS.03.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.03.42 Classify animals on the basis of observable physical characteristics (backbone, body coverings, limbs).

L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment.

E.ES.03.43 Describe ways humans are protecting, extending, and restoring resources.

E.ES.03.51 Describe ways humans are dependent on the natural environment and constructed environments.

E.ES.03.52 Describe helpful or harmful effects of humans on the environment.


Bird Brains

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.06.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IP.06.16 Identify patterns in data.

S.IA.06.11 Analyze information from data tables and graphs to answer scientific questions.

S.IA.06.12 Evaluate data, claims, and personal knowledge through collaborative science discourse.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.

L.EC.06.32 Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.

L.EC.06.41 Describe how human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Earth and that human activity can purposefully, or accidentally, alter the balance in ecosystems.


Botany Detectives

S.IP.04.11 Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.04.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IP.04.12 Manipulate simple tools that aid observation and data collection.

S.IA.04.12 Share ideas about science through purposeful conversation in collaborative groups.

S.IA.04.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.

S.IA.04.14 Develop research strategies and skills for information gathering and problem solving.

S.RS.04.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.04.14 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

L.EV.04.21 Identify individual differences in organisms of the same kind.

L.EV.04.22 Identify how variations in physical characteristics of individual organisms give them an advantage for survival and reproduction.

S.IP.05.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.05.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.05.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.05.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EV.05.12 Describe the physical characteristics of organisms that help them survive in their environment.

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.06.12 Design and conduct scientific investigations.

S.IP.06.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.


City Slickers

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.12 Share ideas about science through purposeful conversations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.02.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.03.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.03.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.03.32 Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection.

L.OL.03.42 Classify animals on the basis of observable physical characteristics (backbone, body coverings, limbs).

L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment.

E.ES.03.52 Describe helpful or harmful effects of humans on the environment.

S.IP.04.11 Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.04.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.04.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.

S.IA.04.14 Develop research strategies and skills for information gathering and problem solving.

S.RS.04.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.04.14 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.04.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.04.16 Determine that animals require air, water, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.

L.EV.04.21 Identify individual differences in organisms of the same kind.

L.EV.04.22 Identify how variations in physical characteristics of individual organisms give them an advantage for survival and reproduction.

L.EC.04.11 Identify organisms as part of a food chain or web.

L.EC.04.21 Explain how environmental changes can produce a change in the food web.

S.IP.05.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IA.05.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.05.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.05.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EV.05.11 Explain how behavioral characteristics of animals help them to survive in their environment.

L.EV.05.12 Describe the physical characteristics of organisms that help them survive in their environment.

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.06.51 Classify producers, consumers, and decomposers based on their source of food.

L.EC.06.11 Identify and describe examples of populations, communities, and ecosystems including the Great Lake region.

L.EC.06.21 Describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).

L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.

L.EC.06.32 Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.

L.EC.06.41 Describe how human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Earth and that human activity can purposefully, or accidentally, alter the balance in ecosystems.

L.EC.06.42 Predict possible consequences of overpopulation of organisms, including humans (for example, species extinction, resource depletion, climate change, pollution).


CSI: Wildlife

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.06.12 Design and conduct scientific investigations.

S.IP.06.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.06.12 Evaluate data, claims, and personal knowledge through collaborative science discourse.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.14 Evaluate scientific explanations based on current evidence and scientific principles.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.06.51 Classify producers, consumers, and decomposers based on their source of food.

L.EC.06.21 Describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).


Don’t Move a Mussel

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.06.12 Design and conduct scientific investigations.

S.IP.06.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.06.12 Evaluate data, claims, and personal knowledge through collaborative science discourse.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.14 Evaluate scientific explanations based on current evidence and scientific principles.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.06.51 Classify producers, consumers, and decomposers based on their source of food.

L.EC.06.11 Identify and describe examples of populations, communities, and ecosystems including the Great Lake region.

L.EC.06.21 Describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).

L.EC.06.22 Explain how two populations of organisms can be mutually beneficial and how that can lead to interdependency.

L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.

L.EC.06.31 Identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem.

L.EC.06.32 Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.

L.EC.06.41 Describe how human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Earth and that human activity can purposefully, or accidentally, alter the balance in ecosystems.

L.EC.06.42 Predict possible consequences of overpopulation of organisms, including humans (for example, species extinction, resource depletion, climate change, pollution).

6-G1.3.1 Use the fundamental themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, region) to describe regions or places on earth.

6-G2.2.3 Explain that communities are affected positively or negatively by changes in technology.


F Is for Fish

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.OL.00.11 Identify that living things have basic needs.

L.OL.00.12 Identify and compare living and nonliving things.

P.PM.01.11 Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking or floating.

L.OL.01.13 Identify the needs of animals.

L.OL.01.21 Describe the life cycle of animals including the following stages: egg, young, adult; egg, larva, pupa, adult.


Flight of the Butterfly

S.IP.01.11  Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.01.12  Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.01.12 Share ideas about science through purposeful conversation.

S.IA.01.13  Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS. 01.11  Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.OL.01.13  Identify the needs of animals.

L.OL.01.21  Describe the life cycle of animals including the following stages: egg, young, adult; egg, larva, pupa, adult.

L.OL.03.32  Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection.

L.OL.03.42  Classify animals on the basis of observable physical characteristics (backbone, body coverings, limbs)

L.EV.03.12  Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment (sharp teeth, claws, color, body coverings).


Life in a Pond

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.OL.00.11 Identify that living things have basic needs.

L.OL.00.12 Identify and compare living and nonliving things.

P.PM.01.11 Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking or floating.

L.OL.01.13 Identify the needs of animals.

L.OL.01.21 Describe the life cycle of animals including the following stages: egg, young, adult; egg, larva, pupa, adult.

E.ES.01.12 Demonstrate the importance of sunlight and warmth in plant growth.

S.RS.02.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

L.OL.02.14 Identify the needs of plants.

E.FE.02.11 Identify water sources (wellsprings, lakes, rivers, oceans).

E.FE.02.22 Describe the major bodies of water on the Earth's surface (lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, streams).


Mammal Mania

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.02.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

L.OL.03.32 Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection.

L.OL.03.42 Classify animals on the basis of observable physical characteristics (backbone, body coverings, limbs).

L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment.

S.IP.04.11 Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.04.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.04.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.

S.IA.04.14 Develop research strategies and skills for information gathering and problem solving.

S.RS.04.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.04.14 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.04.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.04.16 Determine that animals require air, water, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.

L.EV.04.21 Identify individual differences in organisms of the same kind.

L.EC.04.11 Identify organisms as part of a food chain or web.

L.EC.04.21 Explain how environmental changes can produce a change in the food web.

S.IP.05.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IA.05.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.05.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EV.05.11 Explain how behavioral characteristics of animals help them to survive in their environment.

L.EV.05.12 Describe the physical characteristics of organisms that help them survive in their environment.

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.06.51 Classify producers, consumers, and decomposers based on their source of food.

L.EC.06.21 Describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).

L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.

L.EC.06.32 Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.

L.EC.06.41 Describe how human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Earth and that human activity can purposefully, or accidentally, alter the balance in ecosystems.

L.EC.06.42 Predict possible consequences of overpopulation of organisms, including humans (for example, species extinction, resource depletion, climate change, pollution).


Michigan Rocks!

S.RS.03.14 Use data/samples as evidence to separate fact from opinion.

S.RS.03.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

E.ES.03.41 Identify natural resources (metals, fuels, fresh water, fertile soil, and forests.

E.ES.03.42 Classify renewable (fresh water, fertile soil, forests) and non-renewable (fuels, metals) resources.

E.SE.03.13 Recognize and describe different types of Earth materials.

E.SE.03.14 Recognize that rocks are made up of minerals.

3-G2.0.1 Use a variety of visual materials and data sources to describe ways in which Michigan can be divided into regions.

3-G2.0.2 Describe different regions to which Michigan belongs.

3-G5.0.1 Locate natural resources in Michigan and explain the consequences of their use.

3-G5.0.2 Describe how people adapt to, use, and modify the natural resources of Michigan.

S.IP.04.11 Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.04.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IP.04.12 Manipulate simple tools that aid observation and data collection.

S.IA.04.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.

S.IA.04.14 Develop research strategies and skills for information gathering and problem solving.

S.RS.04.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.04.14 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

E.ST.04.31 Explain how fossils provide evidence of the history of the Earth.

E.ST.04.32 Compare and contrast life forms found in fossils and organisms that exist today.

S.IP.05.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.05.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.05.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.EV. 05.13 Describe how fossils provide evidence about how living things and environmental conditions have changed.

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.06.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

L.EC.06.12 Explain how waves, wind, water, and glacier movement, shape and reshape the land surface of the Earth by eroding rock in some areas and depositing sediments in other areas.

E.SE.06.41 Compare and contrast the formation of rock types (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) and demonstrate the similarities and differences using the rock cycle model.

E.ST.06.31 Explain how rocks and fossils are used to understand the age and geological history of the Earth (timelines and relative dating, rock layers).

E.ST.06.42 Describe how fossils provide important evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed.

6-G1.1.1 Describe how geographers use mapping to represent places and natural and human phenomena i


Nature Sense

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IP.00.14 Manipulate simple tools that aid in observation and data collection.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

P.PM.01.11 Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking or floating.

L.OL.01.13 Identify the needs of animals.

E.ES.01.12 Demonstrate the importance of sunlight and warmth in plant growth.


Something’s Fishy

S.IP.04.11 Make purposeful observations of the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.04.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IP.04.12 Manipulate simple tools that aid observation and data collection.

S.IA.04.12 Share ideas about science through purposeful conversation in collaborative groups.

S.IA.04.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.

S.IA.04.14 Develop research strategies and skills for information gathering and problem solving.

S.RS.04.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.04.14 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.04.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EC.04.11 Identify organisms as part of a food chain or web.

L.EC.04.21 Explain how environmental changes can produce a change in the food web.

S.IP.05.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.05.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.05.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.05.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.05.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.05.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EV.05.11 Explain how behavioral characteristics of animals help them to survive in their environment.

L.EV.05.12 Describe the physical characteristics of organisms that help them survive in their environment.

S.IP.06.11 Generate scientific questions based on observations, investigations, and research.

S.IP.06.13 Use tools and equipment appropriate to scientific investigations.

S.IA.06.13 Communicate and defend findings of observations and investigations using evidence.

S.RS.06.13 Identify the need for evidence in making scientific decisions.

S.RS.06.15 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.06.17 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.06.51 Classify producers, consumers, and decomposers based on their source of food.

L.EC.06.11 Identify and describe examples of populations, communities, and ecosystems including the Great Lake region.

L.EC.06.21 Describe common patterns of relationships between and among populations (competition, parasitism, symbiosis, predator/prey).

L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.

L.EC.06.32 Identify the factors in an ecosystem that influence changes in population size.

L.EC.06.41 Describe how human beings are part of the ecosystem of the Earth and that human activity can purposefully, or accidentally, alter the balance in ecosystems.

L.EC.06.42 Predict possible consequences of overpopulation of organisms, including humans (for example, species extinction, resource depletion, climate change, pollution).


To Be a Tree

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.OL.00.11 Identify that living things have basic needs.

L.OL.00.12 Identify and compare living and nonliving things.

E.ES.01.12 Demonstrate the importance of sunlight and warmth in plant growth.


Trappers and Traders

S.RS.03.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment.

E.ES.03.43 Describe ways humans are protecting, extending, and restoring resources.

E.ES.03.52 Describe helpful or harmful effects of humans on the environment.

3-H3.0.1 Identify questions historians ask in examining the past in Michigan (What happened? When did it happen? Who was involved? How and why did it happen?)

3-H3.04 Draw upon traditional stories of American Indians who lived in Michigan in order to make generalizations about their beliefs.

3-H3.05 Use informational text and visual data to compare how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.

3-H3.0.6 Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between American Indians and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan.

3-G1.0.1 Use cardinal directions to describe the relative location of significant places in the immediate environment.

3-G2.0.1 Use a variety of visual materials and data sources to describe ways in which Michigan can be divided into regions.

3-G2.0.2 Describe different regions to which Michigan belongs.

3-G5.0.1 Locate natural resources in Michigan and explain the consequences of their use.

3-G5.0.2 Describe how people adapt to, use, and modify the natural resources of Michigan.

3-E1.0.3 Analyze how Michigan's location and natural resources influenced its economic development (e.g. how waterways and other natural resources have influenced economic activities such as mining, , lumbering, automobile manufacturing, furniture making).


Tree-mendous Trees

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IP.00.14 Manipulate simple tools that aid in observation and data collection.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

S.RS.02.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

L.OL.02.14 Identify the needs of plants.

L.OL.02.22 Describe the life cycle of familiar flowering plants including the following stages: seed, plant, flower, and fruit.

P.PM.02.12 Describe objects and substances according to their properties (color, size, shape, texture, hardness, liquid or solid, sinking or floating).

S.RS.03.15 Use evidence when communicating scientific ideas.

S.RS.03.18 Describe the effect humans and other organisms have on the balance of the natural world.

L.OL.03.31 Describe the function of the following plant parts: flower, stem, root, and leaf.

L.OL.03.41 Classify plants on the basis of observable physical characteristics (roots, leaves, stems, and flowers).

L.EV.03.11 Relate characteristics and functions of observable parts on a variety of plants that allow them to live in their environment.

E.ES.03.41 Identify natural resources (metals, fuels, fresh water, fertile soil, and forests.

E.ES.03.42 Classify renewable (fresh water, fertile soil, forests) and non-renewable (fuels, metals) resources.

E.ES.03.43 Describe ways humans are protecting, extending, and restoring resources.

E.ES.03.51 Describe ways humans are dependent on the natural environment and constructed environments.

E.ES.03.52 Describe helpful or harmful effects of humans on the environment.

3-G5.0.1 Locate natural resources in Michigan and explain the consequences of their use.

3-G5.0.2 Describe how people adapt to, use, and modify the natural resources of Michigan.

3-E1.0.3 Analyze how Michigan's location and natural resources influenced its economic development (e.g. how waterways and other natural resources have influenced economic activities such as mining, lumbering, automobile manufacturing, furniture making).


Wild in Michigan

S.IP.00.11 Make purposeful observations about the natural world using the appropriate senses.

S.IP.00.12 Generate questions based on observations.

S.IA.00.13 Communicate and present findings of observations.

S.RS.00.11 Demonstrate scientific concepts through various illustrations, performances, models, exhibits, and activities.

L.OL.00.11 Identify that living things have basic needs.

L.OL.00.12 Identify and compare living and nonliving things.

P.PM.01.11 Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking or floating.

L.OL.01.13 Identify the needs of animals.