NCSCOS Biology Program

How the Biology Program fits in with the NC Standard Course of Study

 

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.

For Grade Specific Information for K-12, click on the appropriate tab below

 

Main Curriculum Area: Science

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 K.H.1 Understand change over time.
 

Clarifying Objectives

K.H.1.1 Explain how people change over time (self and others).

 

K.H.1.2 Explain how seasons change over time.

K.H.1.2 Explain the impact of how life events bring change (a new sibling, moving to a new house, a new job, a new school, etc.).

Essential Standard K.G.1 Use geographic representations and terms to describe surroundings.
 

Clarifying Objectives

K.G.1.1 Use maps to locate places in the classroom, school and home.

K.G.1.2 Use globes and maps to locate land and water features.

K.G.1.3 Identify physical features (mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, roads, etc.).

K.G.1.4 Identify locations in the classroom using positional words (near/far, left/right, above/beneath, etc.).

Essential Standard K.G.2 Understand the interaction between humans and the environment.
  Clarifying Objectives

K.G.2.1 Explain how people adapt to weather conditions.

K.G.2.2 Explain ways people use environmental resources to meet basic needs and wants (shelter, food, clothing, etc.).

Essential Standard K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their physical properties and how they are used
  Clarifying Objectives

K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility).

K.P.2.2 Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc)

Essential Standard K.E.1 Understand change and observable patterns of weather that occur from day to day and throughout the year.
  Clarifying Objectives

K.E.1.1 Infer that change is something that happens to many things in the environment based on observations

Essential Standard K.L.1 Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things.
  Clarifying Objectives

K.L.1.1 Compare different types of the same animal (i.e. different types of dogs, different types of cats, etc.) to determine individual differences within a particular type of animal.

K.L.1.2 Compare characteristics of living and nonliving things in terms of their: • Structure • Growth • Changes • Movement • Basic needs

Health Education
Essential Standard K.MEH.1 Remember the association of healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behavior.
  Clarifying Objectives

K.MEH.1.1 Recognize feelings and ways of expressing them.

K.MEH.1.2 Recall stressors and stress responses.

K.MEH.1.3 Illustrate personal responsibility for actions and possessions

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

K.ICR.1.1 Explain reasons for sharing.

K.ICR.1.2 Compare people in terms of what they have in common and how they are unique.

K.ICR.1.4 Recognize bullying, teasing, and aggressive behaviors and how to respond.

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

PE.K.MS.1.1 Execute recognizable forms of the basic locomotor skills

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

PE.K.MS.1.3 Create transitions between sequential locomotor skills.

PE.K.MS.1.4 Use non-locomotor and locomotor skills in response to even and uneven rhythms in order to integrate beat awareness.

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

PE.K.MC.2.1 Understand the meaning of words and terms associated with movement.

PE.K.MC.2.2 Identify one or more of the essential elements of correct form for the five fundamental manipulative skills.

PE.K.MC.2.3 Use teacher feedback to improve basic motor performance.

PE.K.MC.2.4 Illustrate activities that increase heart rate.

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

PE.K.HF.3.2 Identify opportunities for increased physical activity.

PE.K.HF.3.3 Select moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sustain for periods of accumulated time.

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

PE.K.PR.4.1 Use basic strategies and concepts for working cooperatively in group settings.

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

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

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 Standard 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.1.2Give 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 Standard 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 Standard 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 Standard 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 Standard 1.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.1.3 Summarize 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

I.MEH.1.1 Use effective communication to express and cope with emotions.

I.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

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.K.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

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

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 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles.
 

Clarifying Objectives

2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals: • Birth • Developing into an adult • Reproducing • Aging and death

 

2.L.1.2 Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs.

 

Essential Standard 2.G.2 Understand the effects of humans interacting with their environment.
 

Clarifying Objectives

2.G.1.1 Give examples of ways in which people depend on the physical environment and natural resources to meet basic needs.

2.G.1.2 Explain how people positively and negatively affect the environment.

Social Studies: Civics and Government  
Essential Standard 2.C&G.2 Understand the roles and responsibilities of citizens.
  Clarifying Objectives

2.C&G.2.1 Exemplify characteristics of good citizenship through historical figures and everyday citizens.

2.C&G.2.2 Explain why it is important for citizens to participate in their community.

Essential Standard 2.C.2 Understand the roles and responsibilities of citizens.
  Clarifying Objectives

2.C.2.1 Explain how artistic expressions of diverse cultures contribute to the community (stories, art, music, food, etc.).

2.C&G.2.2 Recognize the key historical figures and events that are associated with various cultural traditions.

2.C&G.2.3 Exemplify respect and appropriate social skills needed for working with diverse groups.

Health Education
Essential Standard 2.MEH.1 Understand the relationship among healthy expression of emotions, mental health, and healthy behavior.
  Clarifying Objectives

2.MEH.1.1 Identify appropriate standards for behavior.

2.MEH.1.2 Summarize behaviors that help to avoid risks.

2.MEH.1.3 Explain the influence of peers, the media, and the family on feelings and emotions.

2.MEH.1.4 Explain the influence on self-concept on performance and vice versa.

2.MEH.1.5 Summarize the potential negative effects of stress on the body and mind.

Essential Standard 2.ICR.1 Understand healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationships.
  Clarifying Objectives

2.ICR.1.1 Classify behaviors as helpful or hurtful to friendships.

2.ICR.1.2 Interpret the feelings of others and how to respond when angry or sad.

2.ICR.1.3 Explain why it is wrong to tease others.

2.ICR.1.4 Recognize bullying behaviors and what to do if someone is bullied.

2.ICR.1.5 Exemplify how to communicate with others with kindness and respect.

Essential Standard 2.MS.1 Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  Clarifying Objectives

PE.2.MS.1.1 Execute combinations of locomotor skills in different pathways, levels, or directions.

PE.2.MS.1.2 Execute a variety of manipulative skills while maintaining good balance and follow-through

PE.2.MS.1.3 Generate smooth and timely transitions between sequential locomotor skills.

PE.2.MS.1.4 Apply non-locomotor movements with locomotor patterns and levels in a variety of movement sequences.

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

PE.2.MC.2.1 Use equipment to illustrate multiple movement concepts.

PE.2.MC.2.2 Compare three or more of the essential elements of correct form for the five fundamental manipulative skills.

PE.2.MC.2.3 Explain the value of feedback in improving motor performance.

PE.K.MC.2.4 Illustrate activities that are associated with three or more of the five components of health-related fitness.

Essential Standard 2.HF.3 Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  Clarifying Objectives

PE.2.HF.3.2 Identify enjoyable and challenging physical activities that one can do for increasing periods of time without stopping.

Essential Standard 2.PR.4 Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.
  Clarifying Objectives

PE.2.PR.4.1 Explain the value of working cooperatively in group settings.

PE.2.PR.4.2 Summarize the benefits of positive social interaction to make activities more enjoyable.

PE.2.PR.4.3Use safe practices when engaging in physical education activities with little or no prompting.

 

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