LS1- All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations & species).



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NECAP Items:
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Click on the GSE numbers, e.g PS1 (K-2) - POC - 2, in the table below to reach additional information about each GSE.

Grade Span Expectations (K-4)


Grade Span Expectations (5-8)

Grade Span Expectations (HS)


LS1 (K-2) - 3
Students demonstrate an understanding of reproduction by …

3a observing and scientifically drawing (e.g. recording shapes, prominent features, relative proportions, organizes and differentiates significant parts observed) and labeling the stages in the life cycle of a familiar plant and animal.

3b sequencing the life cycle of a plant or animal when given a set of pictures.

LS1 (3-4) - 3
Students demonstrate an understanding of reproduction by …

3a observing changes and recording data to scientifically draw and label the stages in the life cycle of a familiar plant and animal.

3b sequencing the life cycle of a plant or animal when given a set of data/pictures.

3c comparing the life cycles of 2 plants or 2 animals when given a set of data/pictures

LS1 (5-6) - 3
Students demonstrate an understanding of reproduction by …

3a defining reproduction as a process through which organisms produce offspring.

3b describing reproduction in terms of being essential for the continuation of a species.

3c investigating and comparing a variety of plant and animal life cycles.

LS1 (7-8) - 3
Students demonstrate an understanding of reproduction by …

3a explaining reproduction as a fundamental process by which the new individual receives genetic information from parent(s).

3b describing forms of asexual reproduction that involve the genetic contribution of only one parent (e.g., binary fission, budding, vegetative propagation, regeneration).

3c describing sexual reproduction as a process that combines genetic material of two parents to produce a new organism (e.g., sperm/egg, pollen/ova)

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