Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Science K.9

Organisms and environments. The student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival. The student is expected to:

  • (1) differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring; and
    • (A) examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.


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