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: Plant and Pollinator Adaptations
Grade Level: 5-8
National Science Education Standards
Science Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
  Understandings about scientific inquiry: Different kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations. Some investigations involve observing and describing objects, organisms or events.
Science Content Standard C: Life Science
  Structure and Function in Living Systems: Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
  Reproduction and Heredity: Reproduction is a characteristic of all living systems and is essential to the continuation of every species. Plants also reproduce sexually - the egg and sperm are produced in the flowers of flowering plants. An egg and sperm unit to begin development of a new individual.
  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. An organism's behavior evolved through adaptation to its environment.
  Diversity and Adaptations of Organisms: Biological adaptations include changes in structures, behaviors, or physiology that enhance survival and reproductive success in a particular environment.
Standards for the English Language Arts
Literacy Standards
  Standard 5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  Standard 7: Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
  Standard 12: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes.

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