Ag in the Classroom

Science SOLs

SOL Name
SOL Description
SOL Description
K.6
The student will investigate and understand that there are differences between living organisms and nonliving objects. Key ideas include a) all things can be classified as living or nonliving; and b) living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects.
The student will investigate and understand that there are differences between living organisms and nonliving objects. Key ideas include a) all things can be classified as living or nonliving; and b) living organisms have certain characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving objects.
K.7
The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals have basic needs and life processes. Key ideas include a) living things need adequate food, water, shelter, air, and space to survive; b) plants and animals have life cycles; and c) offspring of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents or to one another.
The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals have basic needs and life processes. Key ideas include a) living things need adequate food, water, shelter, air, and space to survive; b) plants and animals have life cycles; and c) offspring of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents or to one another.
K.9
The student will investigate and understand that there are patterns in nature. Key patterns include a) daily weather; b) seasonal changes; and c) day and night.
The student will investigate and understand that there are patterns in nature. Key patterns include a) daily weather; b) seasonal changes; and c) day and night.
K.10
The student will investigate and understand that change occurs over time. Key ideas include a) natural and human-made things change over time; b) living and nonliving things change over time; c) changes can be observed and measured; and d) changes may be fast or slow.
The student will investigate and understand that change occurs over time. Key ideas include a) natural and human-made things change over time; b) living and nonliving things change over time; c) changes can be observed and measured; and d) changes may be fast or slow.
K.11
The student will investigate and understand that humans use resources. Key ideas include a) some materials and objects can be used over and over again; b) materials can be recycled; and c) choices we make impact the air, water, land and living things.
The student will investigate and understand that humans use resources. Key ideas include a) some materials and objects can be used over and over again; b) materials can be recycled; and c) choices we make impact the air, water, land and living things.
1.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts that allow them to survive. Key ideas include a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to grow; b) structures of plants perform specific functions; and c) plants can be classified based on a variety of characteristics.
The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts that allow them to survive. Key ideas include a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to grow; b) structures of plants perform specific functions; and c) plants can be classified based on a variety of characteristics.
1.5
The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic life needs that allow them to survive. Key ideas include a) animals need air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat); b) animals have different physical characteristics that perform specific functions; and c) animals can be classified based on a variety of characteristics.
The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic life needs that allow them to survive. Key ideas include a) animals need air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat); b) animals have different physical characteristics that perform specific functions; and c) animals can be classified based on a variety of characteristics.
1.6
The student will investigate and understand that there is a relationship between the sun and Earth. Key ideas include a) the sun is the source of energy and light that warms the Earth’s land, air, and water; and a) the sun’s relative position changes in the Earth’s sky throughout the day.
The student will investigate and understand that there is a relationship between the sun and Earth. Key ideas include a) the sun is the source of energy and light that warms the Earth’s land, air, and water; and a) the sun’s relative position changes in the Earth’s sky throughout the day.
1.7
The student will investigate and understand that there are weather and seasonal changes. Key ideas include a) changes in temperature, light, and precipitation occur over time; b) there are relationships between daily weather and the season; and c) changes in temperature, light, and precipitation affect plants and animals, including humans.
The student will investigate and understand that there are weather and seasonal changes. Key ideas include a) changes in temperature, light, and precipitation occur over time; b) there are relationships between daily weather and the season; and c) changes in temperature, light, and precipitation affect plants and animals, including humans.
1.8
The student will investigate and understand that natural resources can be used responsibly. Key ideas include a) most natural resources are limited; b) human actions can affect the availability of natural resources; and c) reducing, reusing, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources. d) reducing, reusing, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources.
The student will investigate and understand that natural resources can be used responsibly. Key ideas include a) most natural resources are limited; b) human actions can affect the availability of natural resources; and c) reducing, reusing, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources. d) reducing, reusing, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources.
2.4
The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they grow and develop. Key ideas include a) animals have life cycles; and b) plants have life cycles.
The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they grow and develop. Key ideas include a) animals have life cycles; and b) plants have life cycles.
2.5
The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key ideas include a) plants and animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings; b) an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs; and c) habitats change over time due to many influences.
The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key ideas include a) plants and animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings; b) an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs; and c) habitats change over time due to many influences.
2.6
The student will investigate and understand that there are different types of weather on Earth. Key ideas include a) different types of weather have specific characteristics; b) measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data allows for identification of weather patterns; and c) tracking weather allows us to prepare for the weather and storms
The student will investigate and understand that there are different types of weather on Earth. Key ideas include a) different types of weather have specific characteristics; b) measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data allows for identification of weather patterns; and c) tracking weather allows us to prepare for the weather and storms
2.7
The student will investigate and understand that weather patterns and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings. Key ideas include a) weather and seasonal changes affect the growth and behavior of living things; b) wind and weather can change the land; and c) changes can happen quickly or slowly over time.
The student will investigate and understand that weather patterns and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings. Key ideas include a) weather and seasonal changes affect the growth and behavior of living things; b) wind and weather can change the land; and c) changes can happen quickly or slowly over time.
2.8
The student will investigate and understand that plants are important natural resources. Key ideas include a) the availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area; b) plants provide oxygen, homes, and food for many animals; and c) plants can help reduce the impact of wind and water.
The student will investigate and understand that plants are important natural resources. Key ideas include a) the availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area; b) plants provide oxygen, homes, and food for many animals; and c) plants can help reduce the impact of wind and water.
3.5
The student will investigate and understand that aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems support a diversity of organisms. Key ideas include a) ecosystems are made of living and nonliving components of the environment; and b) relationships exist among organisms in an ecosystem.
The student will investigate and understand that aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems support a diversity of organisms. Key ideas include a) ecosystems are made of living and nonliving components of the environment; and b) relationships exist among organisms in an ecosystem.
3.6
The student will investigate and understand that soil is important in ecosystems. Key ideas include a) soil, with its different components, is important to organisms; and b) soil provides support and nutrients necessary for plant growth.
The student will investigate and understand that soil is important in ecosystems. Key ideas include a) soil, with its different components, is important to organisms; and b) soil provides support and nutrients necessary for plant growth.
3.7
The student will investigate and understand that there is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Key ideas include a) there are many reservoirs of water on Earth; b) the energy from the sun drives the water cycle; and c) the water cycle involves specific processes.
The student will investigate and understand that there is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Key ideas include a) there are many reservoirs of water on Earth; b) the energy from the sun drives the water cycle; and c) the water cycle involves specific processes.
3.8
The student will investigate and understand that natural events and humans influence ecosystems. Key ideas include a) human activity affects the quality of air, water, and habitats; b) water is limited and needs to be conserved; c) fire, flood, disease, and erosion affect ecosystems; and d) soil is a natural resource and should be conserved.
The student will investigate and understand that natural events and humans influence ecosystems. Key ideas include a) human activity affects the quality of air, water, and habitats; b) water is limited and needs to be conserved; c) fire, flood, disease, and erosion affect ecosystems; and d) soil is a natural resource and should be conserved.
4.2
The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals have structures that distinguish them from one another and play vital roles in their ability to survive. Key ideas include a) the survival of plants and animals depends on photosynthesis; b) plants and animals have different structures and processes for obtaining energy; and c) plants and animals have different structures and processes for creating offspring.
The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals have structures that distinguish them from one another and play vital roles in their ability to survive. Key ideas include a) the survival of plants and animals depends on photosynthesis; b) plants and animals have different structures and processes for obtaining energy; and c) plants and animals have different structures and processes for creating offspring.
4.3
The student will investigate and understand that organisms, including humans, interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Key ideas include a) interrelationships exist in populations, communities, and ecosystems; b) food webs show the flow of energy within an ecosystem; c) changes in an organism’s niche and habitat may occur at various stages in its life cycle; and d) classification can be used to identify organisms.
The student will investigate and understand that organisms, including humans, interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Key ideas include a) interrelationships exist in populations, communities, and ecosystems; b) food webs show the flow of energy within an ecosystem; c) changes in an organism’s niche and habitat may occur at various stages in its life cycle; and d) classification can be used to identify organisms.
4.8
The student will investigate and understand that Virginia has important natural resources. Key resources include a) watersheds and water; b) plants and animals; c) minerals, rocks, and ores; and d) forests, soil, and land.
The student will investigate and understand that Virginia has important natural resources. Key resources include a) watersheds and water; b) plants and animals; c) minerals, rocks, and ores; and d) forests, soil, and land.