Teachers' Domain, Plants and Animals, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Plants and Animals is a graduate-level professional development course designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of life science. In two sessions, you will investigate the structures and functions of plants and animals using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities and readings. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Plants and Animals
This course helps you understand how the structures and functions of plants and animals help them meet their needs as living things.
Session 1: Plants as Producers
Learners consider plants as producers -- living things that transfer the energy of the sun to substance. Teaching and learning strategies focus on the use of concept maps.
Session 2: Animals as Consumers
Learners consider animals as consumers -- living things that must ingest food. Teaching and learning strategies focus on effective uses of live plants and animals in the classroom.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.