Reflection: Standards Alignment The Structures and Functions of Reptiles - Section 3: Explore:


Integrating CCSS reading and writing standards into science is natural and easy.  When teaching science, we ask students to think and work like scientist. These are ways that I integrated the NGSS and CCSS in each of my lessons:

1. A big piece the work that scientist do researching.  Standard RL 1.1 asks that students ask and answer questions about key details in a text.  This naturally lends itself to science research. In each of my science lessons my students are asked a question to investigate and/or research.  I always try to make books, ipads or computers available for my students. 

2. Another part of being a scientist is is recording. The CCSS asks that students recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. At the end of each science lesson I ask my students to answer our inquiry question in their science notebooks/journals.  As they answer the questions they reflect on their research and record their learning using words, diagrams and graphic organizers. 

  ELA and Science
  Standards Alignment: ELA and Science
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The Structures and Functions of Reptiles

Unit 4: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Lesson 11 of 17

Objective: SWBAT identify the different structures and functions of reptiles.

Big Idea: Snakes, lizards, and crocs! OH MY! Did you know reptiles do really cool things that engineers can use to create new stuff? Check out how first graders discover more about reptiles and Biomimicry!

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Science, animal (Classification), observations, structure, function, animal
  65 minutes
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