Students will observe that biological organization is a hierarchial system of classification in which each successive level is more complex than the lower level, and each successive level has properties that did not exist before. Students will sequence the levels of organization and make a foldable that lists and describes the levels.
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In this lesson, students compare the mechanisms (i.e. active and passive transport) that transport materials across the plasma membrane.
In this lesson, students compare unicellular and multicellular organisms. They will also use microscopes to examine organisms in a sample of pond water.
In this lesson, students observe different types of rocks to learn about the physical properties of earth materials. A student worksheet with photographs of a road, a rocky shoreline, and a mountain is included with the lesson to help students imagine where the rocks originated. As an extension, students can use a downloadable Venn diagram to compare and contrast the properties of their rock samples.
In this lesson, students will observe and identify changes in an object's position and describe position in terms of its relationship to another object.
In this lesson, students will learn that all matter can be classified as either a pure substance or a mixture. They will also learn that both mixtures and pure substances can be broken down into subcategories and that there are techniques chemists use to determine in which category a sample of matter belongs.
In this lesson, students will learn that many of the chemical reactions that are part of their lives can be classified as one of five basic reactions.
In this lesson, students develop an understanding of motion and explore how objects move. Students experiment with objects in motion, describe motion (push, pull, slide,and roll) and and build something that moves. Formative assessments are included in the lesson along with suggested instructional supports. Two informative videos to be viewed by the teacher to assist in understanding the science content and how to teach the lesson the lesson are available.
In this lesson, students investigate different types of local soil and rock samples collected form the school grounds. Printable student task cards and recording/observation sheets are included with the lesson. Formtaive assessment ideas are also provided.
In this lesson, students will build knowledge of characters and events in a story and be introduced to the concept of point of view at various points in a text.
In this lesson, students learn about the chemical nature of life and the important role that carbon plays in the making of biological macromolecules. They will differentiate between the structures and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids and investigate the presence of specific molecules in foods.
In this lesson, students will explore the components and characteristics of meiotic division. Students will identify phases of meiosis and explain the part meiosis plays in human reproduction.
Advanced lesson involving using geometric figures in the coordinate plane to find slopes of lines, distances between two points, and the midpoints between two points. From that point, students can classify polygons based on their definition.
Naming Covalent and Ionic Compounds Including Binary Compounds, Ternary Compounds with Polyatomic Ions and Multivalent (Transition) Metals: An Inquiry Approach for Gifted and Talented Students
In this lesson, students learn how to name ionic and covalent compounds. By uisng an inquiry apporach, students analyze patterns and create their own rules, helping them to not only remember the rules better, but also to have a deeper understanding of the way compounds are named.
Students will explore the structures and functions of cell organelles and identify key parts and functions that make cells the basic building blocks of all living things. Students will also identify differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
In this lesson, students compare the basic energy transfer in photosynthesis and cell respiration, with a focus on the role of ATP. Students will experimentally determine the energy transfer between an aquatic snail and an aquatic plant such as Elodea in a test tube.
In this lesson, students investigate the pushing and pulling force of magnets by moving a hockey player cut out in different ways using a magnet. The hockey player cut out is included as well as a KWL chart. Formative assessments are included in the lesson along with suggested instructional supports. Several informative videos to be viewed by the teacher to assist in understanding the science content and how to teach the lesson the lesson are available.
In this lesson, students work in pairs to identify and describe the motion of an object as a push or a pull. Class data is collected, recorded, and discussed with the class by the teacher. Printable student worksheets are included in this lesson. Formative assessments are included in the lesson along with suggested instructional supports. Three informative videos to be viewed by the teacher to assist in understanding the science content and how to teach the lesson the lesson are available.
In this lesson, students understand that organisms have characteristics inherited from the parents by exploring and discussing body coverings and listening to a read aloud of the book, Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Student worksheets are included as well as links to video versions of the book. Formative assessments an instructional support suggestions are provided.