Students will work in small groups to plan and create a Makey Makey project showing the life cycle of a butterfly. Students will ask and answer questions about key details of the butterfly life cycle. Students will use verbs when giving information about key details.
In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.
Organization of Living Things: Cells Functions, Growth and Development- Students will learn how cells function, grow and develop.
L.OL.M.2 Cell Function: I am able to explain the role cells play in the survival of living organisms.
L.OL.M.3 Growth and Development: I am able to describe how living organisms grow and develop over time
Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.
In this lesson, students will explore and model how human body systems work together to perform functions necessary for life using the DASH robot.
Students will highlight how human body systems work together by using DASH animations.
Students learn about how the nervous system is the body's control center.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 1 ELA Domain 2: The Human Body. Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-1-ela-domain-2-the-human-body; accessed 2015-05-29.
You are preparing your family’s emergency kits in case there is a need to leave your home quickly, or stay in your home without electricity or water. You need to be able to create an emergency supply kit that includes a lightweight water filtration device that is low cost. This will provide you with clean water regardless of your water source.
In this project, you will gain knowledge of natural disaster preparedness through the Red Cross Pillowcase project. You will research and experiment with the water cycle to learn how water is naturally filtered. You will then design and build a water filtration device that could filter water in an emergency situation.
The lesson plan for teaching the life cycle of a sea turtle is included. Read alouds and a video are attached. A template for drawing the life cycle is attached.
In this problem-based learning module, students will explore the importance of sleep and the impact sleep has on their lives. During the launch phase students can choose to record sleep data via downloaded apps or in a sleep diary. Days 2 through 4 have students explore the concept and necessity of living organisms need to sleep. On day 2 the participants will take a series of cognitive test for baseline data. Through station rotation and a jigsaw activity learners will become familiar with circadian rhythm and sleeping disorders. Finally, days 5-7 have the students produce a video or infographic to communicate the importance of sleep and its relationship to performance both physically and academically.
This project is a science based unit that incorporates using a makerspace. Students work together to research a local bird species and design and build a birdhouse to meet the specific needs of their species.
Studying the Fibonacci Sequence is our entry point for studying Heredity: Inheritance and variation of traits.
Students construct a pollinator out of a spoon and pom pom balls that when dipped in the pollen powder will be able to carry the pollen to the other flower, and students could shake the pollen off on the other flower as it moves by it.
This brief video describes the five ways that evolutionary change can occur. Assessments for the student to complete after viewing the video are also included.
This resource contains three parts to use with the fourth grade science molecular biology unit on classifying substances as food or non-food items based on their ability to provide energy and materials for survival, growth, and repair of the body.
This document is intended to be an activating activity for a study of food and nutrition in 4th grade science. This could be done at the beginning of the unit as a formative assessment to see that students know the difference between food and non-food. It could also be used after some information has been taught to have students classify based on whether the items provide energy for the body to survive, grow, and repair. The document is a Word document and can be used with a Smart Board to allow students to manipulate the pieces.