LS1A - Structure and Function

Form follows function, from simple bacteria to complex mammals. Demonstrate this essential standard, LS1A, using the tips in a short video about the Next Generation Science Standards. Topics include when to introduce cells and organelles into the discussion and how to approach feedback systems within organisms.

3 Views 3 Downloads NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Work the idea of using images of organisms to pick out structures and their functions into your day one plan
  • Partner with life science teachers in the grades around yours to create a unified method of teaching the standard
Classroom Considerations

  • As structure and function is the foundation for many other concepts, plan adequate time to introduce the topic and revisit it often
Pros

  • Narrator gives excellent pacing structure for all ages
  • Content focuses on building upon prior knowledge throughout each grade level
Cons

  • None