Songbird Songs – Standards

SONGBIRD SONGS ALIGNMENT WITH
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS

The activities in this unit help children understand the basic concepts in the Disciplinary Core Ideas listed here. You can use the following list as a guide for lesson planning. These Disciplinary Core Ideas are taken from Grade Band Endpoints in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Additionally, our activities give children opportunities to engage in many of the Science and Engineering Practices and reflect on the Crosscutting Concepts as identified in the Next Generation Science Standards.

Grades K-2 Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS4C: People use their senses to learn about the world around them. Their eyes detect light, their ears detect sound, and they can feel vibrations by touch. p.137
LS1A: Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find and take in food, water and air. p.144
LS1D: Animals have body parts that capture and convey different kinds of information needed for growth and survival – for example, eyes for light, ears for sounds, and skin for temperature or touch. Animals respond to these inputs with behaviors that help them survive (e.g. find food, run from a predator). p.149
LS2D: Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. p.156
LS4D: There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water. p.166

Grades 3-5 Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1A: Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior and reproduction. p.144
LS1B: Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles that include being born (sprouting in plants), growing, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. p.146
LS1D: Some responses to information are instinctive – that is, animals’ brains are organized so that they do not have to think about how to respond to certain stimuli. p.149
LS4D: Scientists have identified and classified many plants and animals. p.167
ETS2A: Tools and instruments (e.g., rulers, balances, thermometers, graduated cylinders, telescopes, microscopes) are used in scientific exploration to gather data and help answer questions about the natural world. p.211

Grades 6-8 Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1B: Animals engage in characteristic behaviors that increase the odds of reproduction. p.146
LS2D: Groups…engage in a variety of signaling behaviors to maintain the group’s integrity or to warn of threats. p.157
LS4D: Biodiversity is the wide range of existing life forms that have adapted to the variety of conditions on Earth, from terrestrial to marine ecosystems. p.167

SONGBIRD SONGS ALIGNMENT WITH
COMMON CORE STANDARDS

In addition to science content, activities in this unit also can help students to practice the following mathematics and language arts concepts. The Common Core Standards listed here are in addition to the ones that our activities typically address, as listed in the Four Winds document, The Nature Program: Alignment with Learning Standards.

Grades K-2 Common Core Standards
Mathematics Standard K.CC: Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Mathematics Standard 1.MD: Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

Grades 3-5 Common Core Standards
Language Standard 5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.