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Use a model to describe that animals' receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

 
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Awesome, Weird, Cool...Not!

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:

From observing a cat to touching and describing mysterious things in brown paper bags, students learn to understand that specialized senses and precise words go hand in hand in developing good inquiry skills.

 
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reaching in the
   

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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Follow the Leader: Following Directions

4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Following directions and working collaboratively is important as students begin to work in groups both in science and other subjects. This lesson students practice both of these skills.

 
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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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Adaptation Project

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

Students apply their knowledge of adaptations to create their own.

 
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chameleon
   

Come In Out Of The Cold

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

Students will investigate how animals adapt to cold.

 
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Mystery Bones

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

Students will use information and skills learned to apply it to a real-world problem.

 
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Baggie Cell Models

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

Understanding the structure and function of cells.

 
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Eyes, Eyes, Baby! Day 1

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

Animal eyes must adapt to their environment.

 
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golden eye 3
   

What is a Benthic Macroinvertebrate?

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

Students will learn about benthic macroinverterbrates and their role in an ecosystem.

 
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mayfly
   

Osmosis and Diffusion in Animal Cells

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

Students will get a big picture of microscopic processes that occur in cell function.

 
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Animals Are Structures Too - Summative 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:

Students demonstrate their learning from this unit in a summative assessment.

 
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Salmon Body Structures - A Fish Dissection

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

Identifying the body structures of animals can help scientists determine the behavior and habitat of animals.

 
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Next Gen Science
 
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