Reflection: Standards Alignment Layers of the Mountains - Section 1: Engage


Elementary teachers are masterful at knowing and understanding the best teaching strategies, as well as the developmental level of the students they teach.  However, feeling completely competent and successfully understanding the science concepts with the NGSS can be a little daunting and scary.

One place, that helps me to make sure I truly understand the concept of the skills being taught and expected with in the NGSS is Paul Andersen's videos.  Paul is a high school science teacher in Bozeman, Montana.  He is well known for the explanatory videos he creates to help teachers.  This lesson's video is LS4D. 


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Layers of the Mountains

Unit 4: Unit 4- The Alpine Mountain Environment
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT sort animals and plants into the correct layers of the deciduous forest.

Big Idea: Exploring the biomes of the mountains and forests offers students a chance to make observations of the diversity of the biome.

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