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.
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. There are two options for use:
1) A Word document and can be used with a Smart Board to allow students to manipulate the pieces.
2) A Google slide deck that offers both a text and picture option for the words used in the sort.
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Students will learn about spiders; naming the different parts of the spiders, how they get food, water and what they eat by coding the Spider (Dash) to get through the web.
This scientific article describes various aspects of bees. It starts with specialized functions within the bee population. It then elaborates how bees manage to survive the winter and keep the bee hive warm. The next section discusses the tasks of bee keepers. Finally, current threats to bees are mentioned. Three embedded audio files provide additional information to some of the sections. The text is child-friendly and created for children 8 years and up.
This scientific article gives a detailed overview over the structure and function of leaves. It explains which nutrients are being exchanged with the help of chlorophyll through process of photosynthesis. It also visualizes with picture support how, during fall, the green component is eventually being extracted from the leaves resulting in yellow, brown, and red color components becoming visible. The text is written for German native speakers age 10 and up.
This scientific article provides anatomical features and the adaptive advantages of those features of owls and giraffes. The text is written for native speakers 9 years and up.
This article provides a detailed flowchart of the processes that help trees to survive the winter: 1 dropping leaves, 2. create anti-freeze, 3. produce buds. Photos and photo series support the scientific elaborations. The text is in scientific, child-friendly language for children 10 and up.
A lesson about Global Warming for students in a 5th grade class. Students will be researching the causes and affects of Global Warming and will show their findings to the class in a presentation and discussion.
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This problem based learning (PBL) activity allows students to become educated on how excess waste can harm the environment. This activity then has the students form a plan on how their school can limit trash output in their cafeteria, and then sending a letter to their principle describing their plan.
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