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Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

 
22 Lesson(s)
   

Plants Secrets

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:

Shhh! Plants have secrets inside... come and see what they are...

 
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plant secrets
   

Seeds, Seeds and More Seeds

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

Seeds, seeds and more seeds! In this lesson we dissect, graph, plant and explore seeds!

 
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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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eagle head
   

Who's Your Animal Parent?

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

Do all animal babies look like their parents? Let's explore animal babies and find out the answer to this scientific question!

 
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Scientists Sort/Categorize: Living or Non-Living?

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 makes something a living thing? We know plants and animals are living, and rocks are non-living. But kids will wonder-- how about a dead leaf? How about a river? How about a zombie?

 
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Who do you look like?

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

Let's explore inheritance! In this lesson students begin learning about animal heredity by first looking in the mirror! They will be comparing themselves to either their mom or dad and recording their findings!

 
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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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cranes
   

Scientists Observe: Wiggly Worms Day 1

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:

Give 'em what they want-- students make observations... of real, live animals! Mealworms are an awesome wiggly way to explore natural phenomena of life cycles!

 
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mealworm image
   

Day 1: Amazing Apple Observations

1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
1st Grade Science » Unit: Writing Like A Scientist
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using a familiar experience (fruit) this activity provides the students with a common experience with a familiar material. This allows the students to focus on their notebooks rather than trying to make sense of the content of the investigation.

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lesson
   

Similiarities and Differences

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

Let's explore inheritance! In this lesson students investigate animal heredity by doing research! They will discover that animal babies look very similar to their parents.

 
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It's All About Plants!

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

It is time to find evidence of spring! Let's go for a nature walk and discover all the new plants starting to grow!!

 
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nature walk cover
   

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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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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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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mealworm image
   

Who's Your Plant Parent?

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

Did someone say baby plant? In this lesson we observe our own plants to discover the answer to this big question: How are plants like their parents?

 
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