Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Science 1.1

Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to:

  • (1) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
  • (2) investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats;
    • (A) identify and compare the parts of plants;
    • (B) compare ways that young animals resemble their parents; and
    • (C) observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish.
    • (D) identify, discuss, and demonstrate safe and healthy practices as outlined in Texas Education agency-approved safety standards during classroom and outdoor investigations, including wearing safety goggles or chemical splash goggles, as appropriate, washing hands, and using materials appropriately; and
    • (E) identify and learn how to use natural resources and materials, including conservation and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metals.

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