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Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

 
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How Do Animals Move?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 4: Biomimicry
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

RUN! JUMP! SLITHER! Let's move like animals and learn how to survive in nature!

 
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What makes a seed?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
1st Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Jack and the Beanstalk starts with magic seeds. Today, we'll dissect seeds and see the magic of nature within!

 
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Building a Nest of Essential Questions

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A little birdie told me... that we are starting a new Life Sciences unit! Today we build the foundational "nest" as we introduce Essential Questions.

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Let's Learn to Observe

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 4: Biomimicry
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

We can observe and draw just like scientists! Let's learn how observe and write our observations using our 5 senses!

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External Parts

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Head, shoulders, knees and toes! To meet standard 1-LS1-1, the first step is defining and understanding external parts. Let's boogie!

 
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Introducing Engineering

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Eww! There is something gross under the cafeteria table. Pick it up-- no, you pick it up! How about we mimic a bird's beak to solve the problem of picking up our trash?

 
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STEM, Plants & Biomimicry - Day 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 6: Plant Life
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 6: Plant Life
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Have you heard of Biomimicy? This amazing science is using nature to solve everyday problems! Check out how 1st grade students use this science to plan and design solutions to real problems!

 
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Plant Parts PreAssessment

1st Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
1st Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Before planting a garden, we must see what type of soil we have to work with! Do your students know the parts of a seed and plant?

 
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Beaks Experiment

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time for an experiment! How many seeds can you pick up with tweezers? How about a wooden skewer, or a spoon? Record and analyze your data to understand why certain beaks work best for certain foods.

 
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Beaks

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dinnertime! What's on the menu tonight? How about fish, worms, and some bird seed? Learn how adaptations to bird beaks help different species meet their need for food.

 
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Scientists Ask and Answer Questions

1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Got science? First graders are naturally curious, which makes them perfect scientists! Today, students will ask and answer questions about how animals survive.

 
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Engineering Solutions

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to waste your money? Try a claw machine! They seem engineered *not* to pick up a prize. Today, student engineers mimic bird feet to design a claw that actually let's you win!

 
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Animals Do Karate Too

1st Grade Science » Unit: Similarities in Animals
1st Grade Science » Unit: Similarities in Animals
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Inspire curiosity in students as they learn about some interesting animal behavior.

 
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Scientists Read for Information #2

1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
1st Grade Science » Unit: Wiggly Scientists and Wiggly Worms
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What would you do if you have a tail like a lizard, a nose like a platypus, or feet like a chimpanzee? Find out about amazing animals with author Steve Jenkins!

 
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My Feathery Friends

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is the purpose of feathers? (Okay, *besides* flying!) Feathers are actually incredible external parts. They help birds meet all kinds of needs, and they are the key to our biomimicry engineering designs.

 
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