MMSD Curriculum Standards - Weeding, Mulching, and Cover Cropping

Weeding, Mulching, Cover Cropping

  • Science

    •  SCI.LS1.A.1 – all organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions

    • SCI.LS1.A.4 – plants and animals have both internal and external macroscopic structures that allow for growth, survival, and reproduction

    • SCI.CC1.K-2 – students recognize that patterns in the natural and human designed world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence

    • SCI.CC1.3-5 – students identify similarities and differences in order to sort and classify natural objects and designed products. They identify patterns related to time, including simple rates of change and cycles, and use these patterns to make predictions

    • SCI.SFP1 – students ask questions and define problems in conjunction with using crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas, to make sense of phenomena and solve problems

    • SCI.LS1.C.m – plants use energy from light to make sugars through photosynthesis. Within individual organisms, food is broken down through a series of chemical reactions that rearrange molecules and release energy

    • SCI.LS2.A.2 – plants depend on water and light to grow. Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around

    • SCI.LS2.B.5 – matter cycles between the air and soil, and among organisms as they live and die

    • SCI.LS3.A.1 – young organisms are very much, but not exactly like the parents, and also resemble other organisms of the same kind

    • SCI.LS3.B.1 – individuals of the same kind of plant or animal are recognizable as similar, but can also vary in many ways

    • SCI.LS4.B.m – both natural and artificial selection result from certain traits giving some individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing, leading to predominance of certain traits in a population

  • Social Studies

    • A.4.6 -Identify and distinguish between predictable environmental changes, such as weather patterns and seasons, and unpredictable changes, such as floods and droughts, and describe the social and economic effects of these changes

    • K Geography Performance Standard 5 – Explain how people’s actions can have an impact on the environment

    • K Economics Performance Standard 2 – participate in activities that require the division of labor

    • 1 Behavioral Science Performance Standard 6 – follow rules and directions