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This podcast is part of the series: Take Pride Statewide
Auntie Litter, Inc.
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.
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:
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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
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
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5. Describe the interdependence of plants and animals. Describing behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in particular habitats
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
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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
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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.