Big Idea:To introduce a new unit it can be fun to introduce in a more game format. Students will use word associations, prior knowledge, and inferencing in order to draw conclusions on where our learning is headed.
Big Idea:Camouflage and adaptability are structures that animals and plants have that aide in their survival. This lesson helps students connect to how camouflage and other structures make it possible for animals and plants to survive.
Big Idea:Students have planted before, but have mainly done so to understand simple plant structures or life cycles. For this lesson students look at the seeds and make determinations on how their structure supports life.
Big Idea:In order to better understand the structure of plants, seed observations allow students to see how seeds change as they grow. They can see what is happening and understand how the structure of a plant begins.
Big Idea:Animal adaptations are fun structure to learn for students. They are aware of many but might not have connected that these structures are what scientists call adaptations. Students will use their inferencing and prior knowledge to learn more about adaptati
Big Idea:Interdependence in nature is often something that we do not think about when it comes to nature. Students will get to play a game where they understand how interdependence relates to the animal and plants structure and survival.
Big Idea:In order to understand how scientists use data to make determinations, students need to practice with collecting it and turing it into a visual model that can be used to understand concepts. In this activity, students use animal speeds to create their grap
Big Idea:When teaching, some content is presumed to be taught and learned and this is not always the case. In this lesson, students review some key content that was based on previous grade level learning and would help us as we learn new material.
Big Idea:After learning about the structural differences that classify arthropods, students use their notes to sort these animals. We pretend that the pictures we are using are for a museum exhibit and they are called in to get the display right.