Layers of the Rain Forest

Students will be able to identify the layers of the rain forest and animal species that live in each layer.

State Standards include-

Grades 3-5

Life Science: Behavior, Growth, and Changes: Individuals of the same kind differ in their traits and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing; and Plants and animals have life cycles that are part of their adaptations for survival in their natural environments

Life Science: Earth's Living History: Changes in an organism's environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful

Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem

National Standards include-

Grades K-4

Science as Inquiry: Abilities to do scientific inquiry; and Understanding about scientific inquiry

Physical Science: Properties of objects and materials; Position and motion of objects; and Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism

Life Science: Characteristics of organisms; Life cycles of organisms; and Organisms and environment

Earth and Space Science: Properties of earth materials; Objects in the sky; and Changes in earth and sky

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Characteristics and changes in populations; Types of resources; Changes in environments; and Science and technology in local challenges

Grades 5-8

Science as Inquiry: Abilities to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Reproduction and heredity; Regulation and behavior; Populations and ecosystems; and Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system; Earth's history; Earth in the solar system

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Populations, resources, and environments; Natural hazards; Risks and benefits; and Science and technology in society


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