Department of Teaching and Learning

Science Education Resources

Living Environment Lesson Plans

This is where you will find all of the lessons that have to deal with the Living Environment Core Curriculum. The lessons are broken down into the Key Ideas present in the core curriculum:

Key Idea 1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.

Key Idea 2: Organisms inherit genetic information in a variety of ways that result in continuity of structure and function between parents and offspring.

Key Idea 3: Individual organisms and species change over time.

Key Idea 4: The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development.

Key Idea 5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.

Key Idea 6: Plants and animals depend on each other and their physical environment.

Key Idea 7: Human Decisions and activities have had a profound impact on the physical and living environment.