Curriculum Links: Habitats and Communities - Virtual Greenhouse Program
By participating in Habitats and Communities- Virtual Greenhouse Program, students have an opportunity to meet the following curriculum expectations:
Science and Technology
Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities
- demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants that live in them.
Developing Investigation and Communication Skills
- 2.5 use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including habitat, population, community, adaptation, and food chain, in oral and written communication (all activities)
Understanding Basic Concepts
- 3.1 demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life
- 3.3 identify factors (e.g., availability of water or food, amount of light, type of weather) that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat
- 3.4 demonstrate an understanding of a community as a group of interacting species sharing a common habitat
- 3.7 describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in specific habitats
- choose words that are most effective for their purpose
- label and use pictures and diagrams appropriately
- understand specialized terms in different subject areas (e.g., science, technology)
- begin to develop research skills (formulate questions, locate information, clarify their understanding of information through discussion)
Oral and Visual Communication
- use appropriate tone of voice and gestures in social and classroom activities
- listen to others and stay on topic in group discussion
- use appropriate strategies to organize and carry out group projects
Feel free to use these comments when completing reports.
- During the Habitats program at TUSC, *name* investigated a habitat and explored the characteristics of plant adaptations. *He/She/They* also investigated how humans use plants from various habitats.