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Living Things: Needs and Impact

Students investigate the needs of living things. During an outdoor walk, students look for plants and animals and consider how their needs are met in their natural environment. Then, they explore how living things impact the natural environment. They participate in a simulation to observe how an animal impacts the natural environment to meet its needs. Students then explore human needs and wants and how humans impact the natural environment, both positively and negatively. In an exercise to reduce waste, students use the design process to build a new game or toy out of reusable materials.