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Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

 
29 Lesson(s)
   

Birds Help Their Young Survive (Bald Eagles)

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:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! Were you one of the millions of viewers who tuned in to the live eagle cams in 2013? See how our national bird cares for its chicks.

 
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Reflections (1)
eagle head
   

STEM Lab: Designing a Nest

1st Grade Science » Unit: Living Organisms - Habitats
1st Grade Science » Unit: Living Organisms - Habitats
Caroline Courter
Wilmington, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do the birds fit? Will it hold their weight? Students design a birds nest to see if theirs holds up to the real thing!

 
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Reflections (1)
   

Scientists Read for Information

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:

How do external parts help animals survive? Find out how an elephant's trunk helps it meet its needs, and how it learns these behaviors from its mom.

 
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elephant image 2
   

Birds Help Their Young Survive (Cranes)

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:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! See how crane chicks hide in their parents' feathers, and how mom and dad help the chicks survive.

 
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Reflections (2)
cranes
   

Mama Elephant and her Offspring

1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Allow students to discover the unique ways animals use their body to help their offsprings survive.

 
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Reflections (1)
elephant and baby
   

Birds Help Their Young Survive (Puffins)

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:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! See how puffins dig holes to build their nests, and how mom and dad help the chicks survive.

 
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Reflections (1)
puffin
   

Birds Help Their Young Survive (Penguins)

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:

Birds protect their young in some cool ways! Kids love how penguin daddy's are on diaper duty, while mom goes to the "spa" to eat and play!

 
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Reflections (1)
baby penguins 2
   

Scientists Observe: Wiggly Worms Day 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:

Did you survive Day 1 of wiggly mealworms in your classroom? Now that your students have observed them, let's fill in the details with texts.

 
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Reflections (3)
mealworm image
   

Get Slimed, Break Bones, and Blow Up

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

Discover some cool facts about animals and how they protect themselves. You may surprise yourself!

 
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Reflections (1)
eastern red spotted newt
   

Nests~ Sticks and Stones

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:

Empty nest syndrome? "Nesting" in your new home? Maybe we have more in common with birds than you think! Let's build a nest together.

 
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Reflections (2)
bird nest
   

I Will Survive

1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Lay the foundation for analyzing different animal survival strategies.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Observing Kangaroo Behavior

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

Dig a little deeper by watching live videos and making observations of how kangaroos defend themselves.

 
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Reflections (1)
red
   

Observing Horses

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

Allow students to make observations and inferences regarding horse behavior in the natural environment.

 
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horse play
   

Loving Animals!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Nurturing, loving, and caring - OH MY! In this lesson students get to explore all the ways that animals parents show love to their babies!

 
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Forming an Argument

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:

First graders sure do have opinions, right? Today, they write their opinion about which bird has the most unique way it helps its offspring survive.

 
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robins feeding young
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