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Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways. As a basis for understanding this concept:
  • Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.

Plants and Animals in the Local Environment BBC Interactive
Habitats BBC Interactive
  • Students know both plants and animals need water, animals need food, and plants need light.

Helping Plants Grow Well-BBC Interactive
Sunflower Germination Movie
Narcissus Flower Bloom Movie
  • Students know animals eat plants or other animals for food and may also use plants or even other animals for shelter and nesting.

ReviseWise Food Chain
  • Students know how to infer what animals eat from the shapes of their teeth (e.g., sharp teeth: eats meat; flat teeth: eats plants).

Teeth and Eating-BBC Interactive
ReviseWise Plants