Life Science Multimedia Project

Lesson 1.1: Identify the basic structures, functions, and needs of plants in relation to their environment.

  • Basic structures: roots, stems, leaves, flowers
  • Function: roots- suck up water for the plant, stems- support, leaves- where water exits the plant, also where photosynthesis takes place, flowers- attract insects to help pollinate the plant/make fruit
  • Needs of plants: soil, sunlight, air, water

  1. Soil is needed by plants to get nutrients and food.
  2. Sunlight is where plants get their energy (radiant energy), this is created into sugar (chemical energy) by a process called photosynthesis.
  3. Air is needed by all living things. Air enters through small holes on the bottom of leaves called stomata.
  4. Water is needed by all living things. It enters through the roots, goes up tubes inside the stem, and exits out of the bottom of the leaves through the small holes. This is called transpiration.

Click on this link to learn about plant parts!
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Lesson 1.2: Identify characteristic features of animals and their related functions in relation to their environment.

  • Function: A purpose designed for the organism that helps it survive

  1. Example: Tigers have stripes that help them blend in with their environment, like tall grasses.

Click on this powerpoint presentation to learn more about animal adaptations! This also applies to Lesson 2.1 and Lesson 3.1.

Lesson 1.3: Describe life cycles, including growth and metamorphosis, of familiar organisms.

  • Life cycles: Repeated stages from offspring to adult
  • Metamorphosis: A change in the body due to growth and development
  • Organism: A living thing

Watch this video on the life cycle of a butterfly!
After clicking on the link below choose the video "Butterfly Metamorphosis :)

Lesson 2.1: Explain how animals instinctively meet basic needs in their environment.

  • Basic needs: food, water, and shelter

Click on this link to quiz yourself for more practice!

Lesson 3.1: Describe how species depend on one another and on the environment for survival.

  • Species: Organisms that are related that can produce offspring

Watch this video about marine animals way of camouflaging themselves! This also applies for Lesson 1.2 and Lesson 2.1.
After clicking on the link below scroll down half way until you find the video called "Underwater Creature Camouflage." :)

Lesson 3.2: Explain how environments support a diversity of plants and animals.

Lesson 3.3: Describe ways humans impact air, water, and habitat quality.

  • Habitat: A place where a plant or animal naturally lives
  • Ways humans impact: Pollution and recycling

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Lesson 3.4: Examine fossils and describe how they provide evidence of change in organisms.

  • Fossils: A rock that forms from a once-living organism
  • Organism: A living thing

Watch this video about fossil hunting!
After clicking on the link below click the first video called "Fossil Hunting." :)

Compare these two photos. This compares two separate photos of arachnids (spiders).
Can you make out the arachnid (spider) fossil in this rock?

Do you see how they are the same?