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Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

 
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What Do Plants Need-Part I

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Planting
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Planting
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What do plants need to survive? Students will be able to draw conclusions about plant needs and begin to compare them to human needs after completing this simple investigation.

 
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what plants need
   

Bear Snores On-Learning about Hibernation

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Groundhog Day Mini Unit
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Groundhog Day Mini Unit
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Hibernation is a fun concept for kindergarteners to explore, especially if Groundhog's Day is near. Helps students develop a basic understanding of hibernation.

 
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hibernting bear
   

Comparing Needs of Plants and Humans

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Planting
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Planting
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students have learned the needs of plants. Now it is time to compare these needs to those of humans.

 
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plant in hands
   

What Do Plants Need-Part II

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Planting
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Planting
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In the previous lesson, students participated in a planting investigation. Now it is time for them to draw conclusions from the investigation.

 
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child planting
   

Insect Scavenger Hunt

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Exploring Insects
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Exploring Insects
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The students have learned the basic characteristics of insects. Now it is time to have fun apply those characteristics is this classification activity that gets students up and moving.

 
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bug and magnifier
   

Senses Help Scientists

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Joanne  Clapp
Lexington Park, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using our five senses helps improve our observational skills.

 
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What is a Scientist?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Getting Started (Frontloading Science)
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Getting Started (Frontloading Science)
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Many kids have no prior exposure or understanding of science before entering kindergarten. This lesson introduces the concept of science and provides a basic understanding of what the life of a scientist is like.

 
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Five Senses Unit Assessment

Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This simple assessment will help you measure your students' understanding of the five senses.

 
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checkmark
   

Eww.. Germs!

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Joanne  Clapp
Lexington Park, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Investigating how quickly mold grows on bread helps students understand the importance of washing your hands.

Standards:
 
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Day 1- Vertebrates vs Invertebrates

5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
5th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Interactions
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will conduct research on vertebrates and invertebrates to identify structures that help them grow, develop, and survive.

 
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vertebrate or
   

My Five Senses

Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Observational skills are key to science exploration. This lesson gives students an introductory experience with the fives senses, preparing them to be successful scientists.

 
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apple walking
   

Got Bones?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Me, Myself and I
Joanne  Clapp
Lexington Park, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students get familiar with the human skeleton by labeling major bones.

 
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pile of
   

Life Cycle of A Tree/Plant

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Walking alive...or not???
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Walking alive...or not???
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson introduces students to the concept of a "circle of life" through the life cycle of a tree. It is the foundation for future life cycle lessons.

 
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tree pic
   

Survival of the Fittest: Exploring Basic Needs

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Awesome Animals
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Awesome Animals
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is it important for animals to have the right place to live?

 
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rm1 toad pet
   

Magical Milk-Using Our Sense of Sight

Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Kindergarten Science » Unit: My Five Senses
Joyce Baumann
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students love experiments and this simple experiment will allow them to understand how their sense of sight is an important observational tool.

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food coloring
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