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Nature's Life Cycle

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This podcast is part of the series: Take Pride Statewide


Auntie Litter


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In this podcast from The Friends of Auntie Litter", the Patrol learns that one very important characteristic of all living things--plants and animals--is they carry on respiration.  They also move, reproduce, grow, and take nourishment.  Bobby Bunkle describes a food chain as he scuba dives.  Since plants and animals are so important, it's crucial to protect the environment in which they live.  The Grunge, for instance, doesn't understand that trees provide animals with oxygen and homes, so he likes to cut them down.

Length: 14:45

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Nature's Life Cycle

Content Areas: Science, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (3)
7. Describe the life cycle of plants, including seed, seed germination, growth, and reproduction.
  • Describing the role of plants in a food chain
  • Identifying plant and animal cells
  • Describing how plants occupy space and use light, nutrients, water, and air
  • Classifying plants according to their features
  • Examples: evergreen or deciduous, flowering or nonflowering
  • Identifying helpful and harmful effects of plants
  • Examples:
    helpful—provide food, control erosion;
    harmful—cause allergic reactions, produce poisons
  • Identifying how bees pollinate flowers
  • Identifying photosynthesis as the method used by plants to produce food
    SC (4)
    5. Describe the interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Describing behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in particular habitats
  • Examples:
    behaviors—migration, hibernation, mimicry;
    body structures—quills, fangs, stingers, webbed feet
  • Describing life cycles of various animals to include incomplete and complete metamorphosis
  • Examples: damsel fly, mealworms
  • Tracing the flow of energy through a food chain
  • Example: producer, first-level consumer, second-level consumer, and third-level consumer
  • Identifying characteristics of organisms, including growth and development, reproduction, acquisition and use of energy, and response to the environment
    SC (5)
    9. Describe the relationship of populations within a habitat to various communities and ecosystems.
  • Describing the relationship between food chains and food webs
  • Describing symbiotic relationships
    SC2015 (3)
    5. Obtain and combine information to describe that organisms are classified as living things, rather than nonliving things, based on their ability to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions while living in a constantly changing external environment.


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