GRADE LEVEL CONTENT EXPECTATION (GLCE) MATRIX
LIFE SCIENCE Organization of Living Things K-7 Standard L.OL: Develop an understanding that plants and animals (including humans) have a basic requirement for maintaining life which include the need for air, water and a source of energy. Understand that all life forms can be classified as producers, consumers, or decomposers as they are all part of a global food chain where food/energy is supplied by plants which need light to produce food/energy. Develop an understanding that plants and animals can be classified by observable traits and physical characteristics. Understand that all living organisms are composed of cells and they exhibit cell growth and divisions. Understand that all plants and animals have a definite life cycle, body parts, and systems to perform specific life functions.
Ecosystems K-7 Standard L.EC: Develop an understanding of the interdependence of the variety of populations, communities and ecosystems, including those in the Great Lakes region. Develop an understanding of different types of interdependence and that biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors affect the balance of an ecosystem. Understand that all organisms cause changes, some detrimental and other beneficial, in the environment where they live.
EARTh SCIENCE Earth Systems K-7 Standard E.SE: Develop an understanding of the warming of the Earth by the sun as the major source of energy for phenomenon on Earth and how the sun’s warming relates to weather, climate, seasons, and the water cycle. Understand how human interaction and use of natural resources affects the environment.
Solid Earth K-7 Standard E.SE: Develop an understanding of Earth materials and how those properties make materials useful. Understand gradual and rapid changes in Earth materials and features of the surface of the Earth. Understand magnetic properties of Earth.