BudBurst in the Classroom
Standards Guide 5-8

The table below lists the national science, geography, math, and literacy standards (where applicable) addressed in this Project BudBurst classroom activity. To download this classroom activity, please go to 5-8 Classroom Activities, which also includes general descriptions of the activities and links to implementation guides with information on how to use these resources with your students.


Unit Theme: Why We Care About Plants
Activity Title: Pea Patch Pollination Game
Grade Level: 5-8
National Science Education Standards
Science Content Standard C: Life Science
  Reproduction and Heredity: The characteristics of an organism can be described in terms of a combination of traits. Some traits are inherited and others result from interactions with the environment.
  Regulation and Behavior: All organisms must be able to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions while living in a constantly changing external environment.
  Populations and Ecosystems: A population consists of all individuals of a species that occur together at a given place and time.
  Diversity and Adaptations of Organisms: Species acquire many of their unique characteristics through biological adaptation, which involves the selection of naturally occurring variations in populations.
Principles & Standards for School Mathematics
Mathematics Standard 1: Numbers and Operations
  Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates
Mathematics Standard 5: Data Analysis and Probability
  Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
Standards for the English Language Arts
Literacy Standards
  Standard 12: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes.

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