1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.
2: Biological systems utilize energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain homeostasis.
3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.
4: Biological systems interact, and these interactions possess complex properties.
A summary and link to the draft copy of the new biology curriculum can be found here.
There are also seven science practices that will be covered, including “The student can use mathematics appropriately” and “The student can plan and implement data collection strategies in relation to a particular scientific question.”
With that in mind, I’d like to mention my picture book that addresses a fundamental pursuit of science, collecting and interpreting data*.
Graphs can be made to explore virtually any subject, such as:
What birds fly into your yard?
What is your favorite _____? [Shape; number; color; planet; continent...]