science education

Exploring Nature Educational Resource:

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Appendix E. Disciplinary Core Ideas and Posters for Life Science

Appendix E. Disciplinary Core Ideas and Posters

Print posters from the PDF at the bottom of each progression.  

                                                                                LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
                                                                                LS1.A. Structure and Function
                                                                                LS1.B. Growth and Development of Organisms
                                                                                LS1.C. Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
                                                                                LS1.D. Information Processing

                                                                                LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
                                                                                LS2.A. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
                                                                                LS2.B. Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
                                                                                LS2.C. Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
                                                                                LS2.D. Social Interactions and Group Behavior

                                                                                LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
                                                                                LS3.A. Inheritance of Traits
                                                                                LS3.B. Variation of Traits

                                                                                LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
                                                                                LS4.A. Evidence of Common Ancestry
                                                                                LS4.B. Natural Selection
                                                                                LS4.C. Adaptation
                                                                                LS4.D. Biodiversity and Humans has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar