There are many living and nonliving factors on earth that all have different physical attributes. How can nonliving factors (water, air, rocks and soil) be similar but still have different physical characteristics from each other? Which living and nonliving factors can be found in habitats at the Aquarium? Students will investigate the physical properties of living and nonliving factors while comparing and contrasting them.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
- SKP1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe objects in terms of the materials they are made of and their physical attributes.
- a. Ask questions to compare and sort objects made of different materials. (Common materials include clay, cloth, plastic, wood, paper, and metal.)
- SKE2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the physical attributes of earth materials (soil, rocks, water, and air).
- a. Ask questions to identify and describe earth materials—soil, rocks, water, and air.
Next Generation Science Standards
- K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.