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Farm to Plate Explanation of TEKS Credits

Students will learn about how food is grown, where eggs come from, where we get our honey and the history about farming. Students can play fun games and even enjoy food right out of our youth garden. Students will also be able to take home a plant potted in a reused can!

Kindergarten

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.11 K.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources and materials such as conserving water and reusing or recycling paper, plastic, and metal.
112.11 K.9.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival. The student is expected to differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.
112.11 K.9.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival. The student is expected to examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.
112.11 K.10.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to sort plants and animals into groups based on physical characteristics such as color, size, body covering, or leaf shape.
112.11 K.10.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to identify basic parts of plants and animals.
112.11 K.10.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to identify ways that young plants resemble the parent plant.
112.11 K.10.D Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to observe changes that are part of a simple life cycle of a plant: seed, seedling, plant, flower, and fruit.

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First Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.12 1.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and uses environmentally appropriate and responsible practices. The student is expected to identify and learn how to use natural resources and materials, including conservation and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metals.
112.12 1.9.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that the living environment is composed of relationships between organisms and the life cycles that occur. The student is expected to sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.
112.12 1.9.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that the living environment is composed of relationships between organisms and the life cycles that occur. The student is expected to analyze and record examples of interdependence found in various situations such as terrariums and aquariums or pet and caregiver.
112.12 1.9.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that the living environment is composed of relationships between organisms and the life cycles that occur. The student is expected to gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains or animals using plants for shelter.
112.12 1.10.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats.
112.12 1.10.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to identify and compare the parts of plants.
112.12 1.10.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to compare ways that young animals resemble their parents.
112.12 1.10.D Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish.

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Second Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.13 2.1.C Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures. The student is expected to identify and demonstrate how to use, conserve, and dispose of natural resources and materials such as conserving water and reuse or recycling of paper, plastic, and metal.
112.13 2.9.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs that must be met for them to survive within their environment. The student is expected to identify the basic needs of plants and animals.
112.13 2.9.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs that must be met for them to survive within their environment. The student is expected to identify factors in the environment, including temperature and precipitation, that affect growth and behavior such as migration, hibernation, and dormancy of living things.
112.13 2.9.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that living organisms have basic needs that must be met for them to survive within their environment. The student is expected to compare the ways living organisms depend on each other and on their environments such as through food chains.
112.13 2.10.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs.
112.13 2.10.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics of plants help them meet their basic needs such as stems carry water throughout the plant.
112.13 2.10.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms resemble their parents and have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to investigate and record some of the unique stages that insects such as grasshoppers and butterflies undergo during their life cycle.

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Third Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.14 3.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate practices. The student is expected to make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials such as paper, aluminum cans, and plastics.
112.14 3.7.C Earth and space. The student knows that Earth consists of natural resources and its surface is constantly changing. The student is expected to explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in products and materials such as clothing and furniture and how resources may be conserved.
112.14 3.10.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment.
112.14 3.10.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles.

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Fourth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.15 4.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations, following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources and reusing and recycling of materials such as paper, aluminum, glass, cans, and plastic.
112.15 4.7.A Earth and space. The students know that Earth consists of useful resources and its surface is constantly changing. The student is expected to examine properties of soils, including color and texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of plants.
112.15 4.9.A Organisms and environments. The student knows and understands that living organisms within an ecosystem interact with one another and with their environment. The student is expected to investigate that most producers need sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to make their own food, while consumers are dependent on other organisms for food.
112.15 4.9.B Organisms and environments. The student knows and understands that living organisms within an ecosystem interact with one another and with their environment. The student is expected to describe the flow of energy through food webs, beginning with the Sun, and predict how changes in the ecosystem affect the food web.
112.15 4.10.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to explore how structures and functions enable organisms to survive in their environment.
112.15 4.10.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to explore and describe examples of traits that are inherited from parents to offspring such as eye color and shapes of leaves and behaviors that are learned such as reading a book and a wolf pack teaching their pups to hunt effectively.
112.15 4.10.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as beetles, crickets, radishes, or lima beans.

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Fifth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.16 5.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to make informed choices in the conservation, disposal, and recycling of materials.
112.16 5.9.A Organisms and environments. The student that there are relationships, systems and cycles within environments. The student is expected to observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and non-living elements.
112.16 5.9.B Organisms and environments. The student that there are relationships, systems and cycles within environments. The student is expected to describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers.
112.16 5.9.C Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments. The student is expected to predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways.
112.16 5.10.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive in a specific environment such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals.
112.16 5.10.B Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle.

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Sixth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.18 6.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to practice appropriate use and conservation of resources, including disposal, reuse, or recycling of materials.
112.18 6.12.C Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into domains and kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics that allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to recognize that the broadest taxonomic classification of living organisms is divided into currently recognized domains.
112.18 6.12.D Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into domains and kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics that allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized kingdoms.
112.18 6.12.E Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into domains and kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics that allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to describe biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem in which organisms interact.
112.18 6.12.F Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into domains and kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics that allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to diagram the levels of organization within an ecosystem, including organism, population, community and ecosystem.

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Seventh Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.19 7.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student, for at least 40% of the instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to practice appropriate use and conservation of resources, including disposal, reuse, or recycling of materials.
112.19 7.11.A Organisms and environments. The student knows that populations and species demonstrate variation and inherit many of their unique traits through gradual processes over many generations. The student is expected to examine organisms or their structures such as insects or leaves and use dichotomous keys for identification.

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Eighth Grade

TEKS Explanation of Credits
112.20 8.1.B Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student, for at least 40% of instructional time, conducts laboratory and field investigations following safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices. The student is expected to practice appropriate use and conservation of resources, including disposal, reuse, or recycling of materials.
112.20 8.11.A Organisms and environments. The student knows interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems. The student is expected to investigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic factors such as food and abiotic factors such as quantity of light, water, range or temperatures or soil composition.
112.20 8.11.B Organisms and environments. The student knows interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems. The student is expected to explore how short- and long-term environmental changes affect organisms and traits in subsequent populations.

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