The following Common Core Standards are addressed in this curriculum unit:
SCIENCE - BINQ.1, BINQ.2, BINQ.5. BINQ.6, BINQ.8 - Scientific Inquiry: Students will ask probing questions using inquiry as a basis for discovery regarding organisms (in this instance the phylum arthropoda) and their environment; will use query on a collaborative, ongoing basis to spark discovery; will seek relevant information using informational resources, magazines, and electronic media; will use data to construct reasonable explanations; will search the web to access relevant scientific support data pertaining to their topic of study.
LITERACY - RR1.4, ERL2.1, ERL2.4, CWO3.1 - Reading and Responding, Exploring and Responding to Literature, Communicating with Others: Students will communicate with others to create interpretations of written, oral, and visual texts, explore and respond to literature, recognize how literary devices and conventions engage the reader; recognize that readers and authors are influenced by individual, social, cultural, and scientific context; use oral language with clarity, voice and fluency to communicate a message, and will use the appropriate features of narrative, expository or poetic writing.
SOCIAL STUDIES - SS2.4 - Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Information Literacy and Communication: Students will participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners; respond to questions based on discovered and provided information; present information gathered on a collaborative group or independent basis regarding a select topic using clarity, voice, and fluency.