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Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

 
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Busy Bees

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students research bees and how their specialized body parts help them in survival and contribute to the success of plant survival and reproduction.

 
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using
   

The Daffodil Project Part 1

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:

Students study how a daffodil bulb is specifically designed to weather a long cold winter because of specific adaptive parts.

 
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blooming
   
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using data and prior knowledge, students use Educreations to explain their observations, measurements and understanding of various plant's external parts and how they help the plant survive in its environment.

 
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dandelion in
   

Monster Plants

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Given a set of criteria about climate and soil, students research carnivorous plants and create a model that will support their argument of how external parts help this plant survive in its environment.

 
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a trap
   

Dissecting Daffodils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students dissect daffodils to observe the internal and external parts of the plant in order to better understand how they survive and reproduce.

 
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dafffodil closeup
   

What's In the Woods? Part 1.

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Taking a walk in the woods in the early spring gives us a chance to really understand the changes in plant's structure.

 
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paige and mel
   

Conifers and Arbor Day

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After receiving their own pine tree, students learn about conifers and understand why Arbor Day came about.

 
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mel planting
   

Writing About Our Daffodils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students write a reflection about their Daffodil Project from the fall as they experience the blooms and change in the plant they had planted.

 
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golden bed
   

Organs of the Human Body

4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Human organs accomplish necessary functions within the human body. Each organ has a distinct role within a body system.

 
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heart organ
   

Paper Plate Cells

4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Humans are made of cells. Cells contain organelles which serve specific functions in the cell.

Standards:
 
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cells
   

Animals Are Structures Too - Pre-Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals Are Structures Too
4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals Are Structures Too
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This formative assessment gives me information about the level of understanding students have about animal structures, and helps me plan the rest of the unit.

 
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photo
   

The Muscular System

4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Major muscle groups allow the human body to move and accomplish tasks.

 
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muscular system
   

Healthy Food Choices

4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
4th Grade Science » Unit: Human Body Systems
Meredith Gannon
Vancouver, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Eating healthy, nutritious foods contributes to a human's overall well-being.

 
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fruit and vegetable
   

How Do We Adapt - Pre-Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Adapt To Survive
4th Grade Science » Unit: Adapt To Survive
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is an introduction and pre-assessment for the adaptations unit.

 
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adaptation
   

Micro-Structures of Animals - What's In A Cell?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals Are Structures Too
4th Grade Science » Unit: Animals Are Structures Too
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is designed to give students a basic understanding of the cell, its structure, and function.

 
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cell diagram
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