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Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 
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Scientist in the Field: Jane Goodall

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.

 
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jane goodall
   

Animal Life Cycles - Introduction

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Life Cycles
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All animals are born, grow, reproduce, and die.

Standards:
 
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animal life cycles introduction lesson image
   

What Is This For? Parts of a Seed

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying and labeling seed parts is an age-old task. However, in this lesson, students will be in the driver's seat, as they create investigations, research, listen to music, and play a quiz game!

 
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bean and corn seed
   

Life Cycles Lesson 1 : Butterflies and Grasshoppers

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 
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Investigations

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is designed to guide students through developing a controlled investigation and making them aware of changing variables.

 
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scientist with journal
   

Hydroponics Vs. Soil Planting

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order to compare and contrast two growing methods, students must come to understand what each require to be successful. This lesson is the beginning of that data gathering.

 
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hydroponics vs soil
   

Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Caring for our Caterpillars

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2 - The World of Little Critters - Insects
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2 - The World of Little Critters - Insects
Veronique Paquette
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms on the Earth, grow and change. Understanding the importance of this cycle is monumental in understanding the cycle of life.

 
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Life Science Assessment: Crayfish

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This session will engage students in compiling information, observations, and investigation data about life cycles, structures and functions, and care of living animals, in order to present to our first graders. This is a performance assessment.

 
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teaching about crayfish
   

Crayfish Life Cycle

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Learning the life cycle of a living organism is easy. Comparing and contrasting that cycle with another is more rigorous, and more worthy of time.

 
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crayfish eggs
   

Life Cycles Lesson 3: Chicken & the Egg

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 
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Plant Life Cycles: Mosses and Ferns

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Life Cycles
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All plants do not reproduce from seeds.

Standards:
 
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tree fern frond at akatarawa
   

Manufacturing a Board Game, Day 1 Assessment

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

There is no greater way to know if a student understands a concept than to ask them to write the questions. In this lesson, children will review, organize, create, and communicate by creating a learning board game for others to play.

 
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board game student working
   

Cycle of a Germinating Seed

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Communicating information to others is one of the requirements of scientists. This lesson allows students to organize, create, and share what they have learned thus far.

 
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show me work
   

Life Cycles Lesson 5: Frogs

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Life Cycles
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 
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Teaching Is Learning, Visual and Auditory Research, Day 1

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

These 3 lessons focus on the development of scientific process skills while exploring the content.

 
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