Math Science Nucleus Field Trips
California Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Carnivores and Herbivores (1-3)*  Students   compare the different teeth of different animals and classify them into herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.  They compare them with fossil herbivores and carnivores to compare and contrast. Limit: 2 classes,  64 students

The following are activities students will do
1. Sort teeth and claws, observeing their characteristics
2. Compare model teeth of carnivores to model teeth of herbivores
3. Observe models of dinosaur teeth
4. Sort carnivore, omnivore, and herbivore animal models based on their characteristics
5. Search the museum for animals and classify them as carnivore, omnivore or herbivore
6. Receive a tooth necklace

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Standards arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Codes in parenthesis represent Performance Standards.  For more detailed information visit

LS1.A:  Structure and Function
All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow. (1-LS1-1)

Ca Science Standards Life Sciences

First Grade: Life Sciences (2a,c,d)