Observe how parts of a plant or animal look under a magnifier and draw or use words to describe them (e.g., a single hair, the leg of an insect, a fingerprint).
Structures and Functions of Living Organisms
Students learn that all living things have basic needs, and they meet those needs in various ways. Just as humans have external body parts that perform different functions to meet their needs, animals and plants also have body parts that perform different functions to meet their needs. A magnifier is a tool that reveals further details of plant and animal parts that are not easily seen with the unaided eye. Learning about the diverse needs of plants and animals and the various ways they meet their needs will help to prepare students to understand more detailed structures beginning at the 2-3 grade band.
The parts of a plant or animal appear different under a magnifier compared with the unaided eye.