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Biology Program Goals and Objectives
Grade Level 1

About the Biology Program
All students will participate in the Barrier Island Ecology Course at the same time. Small groups of approximately twelve students together with a Sound to Sea instructor each start in a different habitat area and begin a rotation. This component introduces students to the five habitats (beach/ocean, maritime forest, freshwater pond, salt marsh, and sound/estuary), geological history, basic ecological concepts and general habitat study skills that are reinforced throughout the entire program. Sound to Sea instructors encourage exploration and present various ecological concepts (such as habitats, cycles, communities, populations, species, food webs, decomposition, etc.) as students discover concrete evidence that relates to that concept. As the groups explore each habitat, students observe the differences and make comparisons. The Habitat Study skills include: observation, measurement, data collection, and analysis and assessment of habitat conditions with respect to soil, air, water, wind, temperature, and human impact; and observation, identification, classification, mapping and representative sampling of species present within the habitat.

Grade Level: 1

Main Curriculum Area: Science
Other Curriculum Area: Social Studies
Other Curriculum Area: Health Education


Primary Goals and Objectives:
These objectives will be covered during all Biology Program classes. Some objectives are more specific to one habitat than another, so if your schedule does not allow you to take all offered classes, or if there are particular objectives that you want to make sure we cover, please let us know what your specific needs are.

Essential Standard I.E.2

Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways.

Clarifying Objectives
I.E.2.1 Summarize the physical properties of Earth materials, including rocks, minerals, soils and water that make them useful in different ways.

I.E.2.2 Compare the properties of soil samples from different places relating their capacity to retain water, nourish and support the growth of certain plants.

Essential Standards
I.L.1
Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors of humans that enable plants and animals to survive

Clarifying Objectives

I.L.1.1 Recognize that plants and animals need air, water, light (plants only), space, food and shelter and that these may be found in their environment.

I.L.1.2 Give examples of how the needs of different plants and animals can be met by their environments in North Carolina or different places throughout the world.

I.L.1.3 Summarize ways that humans protect their environment and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there (e.g., reuse or recycle products to avoid littering).

Essential Standards
I.L.2
Summarize the needs of living organisms for energy and growth.

Clarifying Objectives

I.L.2.1 Summarize the basic needs of a variety of different plants (including air, water, nutrients, and light) for energy and growth.

I.L.2.2 Summarize the basic needs of a variety of different animals (including air, water, and food) for energy and growth.


Essential Standards
I.G.1
Use geographic representations, terms and technologies to process information from a spatial perspective.

Clarifying Objectives

I.G.1.1 Use geographic tools to identify characteristics of various landforms and bodies of water.

I.G.1.2 Give examples showing the location of places (home, classroom, school and community).


Essential Standards
I.G.2
Understand how humans and the environment interact within the local community.

Clarifying Objectives

I.G.2.1 Explain ways people change the environment (planting trees, recycling, cutting down trees, building homes, building streets, etc.).

I.G.2.2 Explain how people use natural resources in the community.

I.G.2.3 Explain how the environment impacts where people live (urban, rural, weather, transportation, etc.).


Social Studies: Civics and Government

Essential Standards1.C&G.1

Understand the importance of rules.

Clarifying Objectives
1.C&G.1.1 Explain why rules are needed in the home, school and community.

1.C&G.1.2 Classify the roles of authority figures in the home, school and community (teacher, principal, parents, mayor, park rangers, game wardens, etc).

1.C&G.1.3Summarize various ways in which conflicts could be resolved in homes, schools, classrooms and communities

Health Education
Essential Standard 1.MEH.1 Understand the relationships among healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behavior.


Clarifying Objectives
1.MEH.1.1
Use effective communication to express and cope with emotions.

1.MEH.1.2 Use methods of positive coping with disappointment and failure.

Essential Standard 1.ICR.1 Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships.


Clarifying Objectives
1.ICR.1.1
Explain the importance of demonstrating respect for the personal space and boundaries of others.

1.ICR.1.2 Explain the value of having a diversity of students in the classroom.

Essential Standard 1.MS.1 Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.1.MS.1.1
Execute recognizable forms of all eight basic locomotor skills in different pathways, levels, or directions.

PE.1.MS.1.2 Use recognizable forms of the five basic manipulative skills.

PE.1.MS.1.3 Generate smooth transitions between sequential locomotor skills.

PE.1.MS.1.4 Use non-locomotor and locomotor skills in a variety of pathways, in different directions, and at different levels in response to music.


Essential Standard 1.MC.2 Understand concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.1.MC.2.1
Use movement and manipulative skills involving equipment.

PE.1.MC.2.2 Illustrate two or more of the essential elements of correct form for the five fundamental manipulative skills.

PE.1.MC.2.3 Understand how to use teacher and peer feedback to improve basic motor performance.

PE.1.MC.2.4 Illustrate activities that increase heart rate and make muscles strong.

Essential Standard 1.HF.3 Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.1.HF.3.2 Select physical activities based on one's interests and physical development.

PE.1.HF.3.3 Contrast moderate physical activity and vigorous physical activity.


Essential Standard 1.PR.4 Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.


Clarifying Objectives
PE.1.PR.4.1
Use basic strategies and concepts for working cooperatively in group settings.

PE.1.PR.4.2 Understand how social interaction can make activities more enjoyable.

PE.1.PR.4.3 Use safe practices when engaging in physical education activities.

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