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Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.

 
30 Lesson(s)
   

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
   

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
   

Treerific!-Uno, Dos, Trees!

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Tree-riffic!
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Tree-riffic!
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why are trees different?

 
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Give and Get-Crazy Compost

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Guardians of the Ground
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Guardians of the Ground
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why does the nutrients in soil come from?

 
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What's a habitat anyway?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson explores the idea that different animals live in different habitats due to their unique attributes.

 
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animal habitats
   

Awesome Animals Assessment - Follow Me Duuude!

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

How do animal habitats support essential needs?

 
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Goldfish and Tadpoles- More Alike Than Different?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Spy Swimmy
Kindergarten Science » Unit: Spy Swimmy
Linda Berger
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do we know the difference between some living things that swim?

 
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goldfish tadpole
   

Toad's Abode- Interior Design For Our Toad

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

Why do habitats need to be unique for different animals?

 
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toad lesson image
   

Hermie's House- Create a Crabitat for Hermie

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

Why do habitats need to be unique for different animals?

 
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Hoo lives in the in woods?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Children learn that every animal has a specific habitat based on their specific needs.

 
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woods habitats
   

Spider Power! - Exploring a Spider's Web

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

What makes a spider's habitat different from other animals?

 
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high five spider
   

Pondering the Pond

Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Children learn that every animal has a specific habitat.

 
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pond
   

Bee Colonies - Exploring Nature's First Condo

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

What makes a bee colony important to the environment?

 
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Oh to Live in the Ocean!

Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Kindergarten Science » Unit: What's your habitat?
Dawn Gunn
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Children learn that every animal has a specific habitat.

 
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ocean
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