Big Idea:What types of scientific study do scientists engage in? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students meet "mentor scientists" and learn about the different ways that scientists explore the world around them.
Plaid Pete is Finding Earth's Place in the Universe
Big Idea:How do scientists communicate very complex information in ways that make it easy for others to understand? Students create infographics of their research on the universe, using design elements to convey meaning.
Big Idea:In this lesson, students research the vertebrate animal kingdom using an online resource. Then, each team of students create a Powerpoint Presentation to present information on the vertebrate phylums.
Big Idea:In this lesson, the class researches invertebrate animal phylums by viewing a Powerpoint Presentation, pictures, and a video of animals in each phylum. Then, students summarize their learning by writing a paragraph about the many types of invertebrates.
Big Idea:In this lesson, students share their research as we complete the vertebrate animal section on our 6 Kingdoms of Life Posters. Then, students reflect and apply by writing a summary on the many types of vertebrates.