BudBurst in the Classroom
Standards Guide K-4

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 K-4 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: Plant Parts/Physiology
Activity Title: Pulling the Water Chain
Grade Level: K-4
National Science Education Standards
Science Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
  Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry: Ask a question about objects; Plan and conduct simple investigations; Use data to construct a reasonable explanation.
Science Content Standard B: Physical Science
  Position and Motion of Objects: The position and motion of objects can be changed by pushing or pulling.
Science Content Standard C: Life Science
  Characteristics of Organisms: Organisms have basic needs. For example, plants require air, water, nutrients, and light. Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival and reproduction.
Principles & Standards for School Mathematics
Mathematics Standard 1: Numbers and Operations
  Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates
Mathematics Standard 4: Measurement
  Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
  Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements
Mathematics Standard 5: Data Analysis and Probability
  Formulate questions that can be addresses with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
  Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
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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