Big Idea:The concept of fossilization can be challenging for students. It requires some sense of time movement, changes in the earth, and living organisms dying and leaving behind something after millions of years. This lesson will help build background knowledge.
Big Idea:It is critical to give students time to engage in observation of life in order for them to make real sense of it. This lesson allows for that time, as well as it provides a structure for students to form theories about behavior.
Big Idea:Though all animals with a backbone are classified as vertebrates, they are further classified into 5 groups because different organisms vary in how they look and function since they have different inherited information.
Big Idea:Light, as an energy source, can be confusing to students. It is something they "see" every day, but don't always realize it is an energy and that objects can produce this energy. Today, they will work to understand and explain these concepts.
Big Idea:Going on a type of scavenger hunt can be intriguing for students. When that hunt causes them to gain knowledge of scientific concepts, the motivation is high. Students will use their independent thinking skills to make sense of the world around them.
Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Big Idea:It's graduation day for your tribe! They are ready to become a Great Storyteller, just like their teacher! Your tribe gathers around the fire one last time to share their retellings and get one last, special gift from you!
Big Idea:Although students are typically able, through trial and error, to light a bulb, building knowledge of building a complete pathway for charges to travel from a source to a receiver is essential.
Big Idea:During this unit, I have allowed students to learn all of the content through exploration and realization. In this lesson, students are encouraged to explore, using their current knowledge, how to create a working circuit with several components.