These supplemental student handouts are meant to be used with the unit "Human Impact on Earth." In these activities, students observe and record observations. These activities demonstrate the differences between healthy and poor soil, types of waste removal, and wasting or conserving clean water. Students will learn how people can take action to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials and resources that will help to limit human's impact on the land, water, air, and other living things in their local environment.
In this unit, students will learn how plants and animals can change their environment, how living things need water, air, and resources from land to survive, how living things live in places that have the things they need to survive, and how humans use natural resources from the environment. Additionally, students learn about how plants, animals and their surroundings make up a system that works together to meet their needs.
These supplemental student handouts are meant to be used with the unit "Plants and Animal Needs." In this series of activities, students will make observations that will help them describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive.
This supplemental material is meant to be used with the unit "Plant and Animal Needs." In this presentation, students will learn how to make observations that will help students describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive. A number of labs and activities will provide students with instructions for exploring the needs, habitats, activities, and adaptations of plants and animals.
In this activity, students will create a fictional monster with attributes that give the monster special powers such as protecting the student's family.
These supplemental student handouts are meant to be used with the unit "Structure and Function." In this set of activities, students will explore the structure and function of plants and animals, including self-defense, hunting and feeding, and how the senses help creatures respond to their natural environment.
In this activity, students will explore structure and function using simple utensils to demonstrate how they each have a specific purpose.
In this activity, students will create a compass rose on a paper plate using a ruler and a pencil. They will then mark the location of the sun at various times of the day on the compass rose, repeating each day for a week.
In this activity, students will investigate the different phases of the moon using sandwich cookies, twisting the cookies so that all of the frosting is on one side leaving the other side bare. The cookie with the frosting is the full moon, and the bare cookie is the new moon. The students will then scrape half of the frosting to create ‘half-moons’. Half-moons are best to start with as they are placed in between the new and full moon.
Students will simulate the two motions of the earth, rotation and revolution. A discussion of questions and points to address during the activity will assist with the understanding of rotation and revolution.
In this activity, students will cast a shadow on the sidewalk at different times of day and record the length of the shadow as well as the location of the sun.
In this activity, students will use paper, scissors and flashlights to understand why we do not see stars during the day. During the activity, students will create stars on the ceiling. The stars will be lit up by using a flashlight under construction paper with star shapes cut out. The ceiling will act as the sky. A second flashlight, representing our sun, will be shone onto the ceiling where the stars are projected. Just like our daytime sky on a sunny day, the once shining stars will disappear. Students can use tablets with the Night Sky app to check if there are stars in the sky, even when they cannot see them.
This supplemental material is meant to be used with the lesson "Weather and Climate." Students complete a series of worksheets and activities that reinforce the weather concepts they are learning in class. Students will learn how to create tools to observe and record information to make qualitative and quantitative observations of the local weather and temperature conditions.
This supplemental activity is meant to be used with the lesson "Weather and Climate." In this activity, students will learn how to make daily, weekly, and monthly qualitative and quantitative observations of the local weather and temperature. This will include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, warm) and collection of data related to wind speed and direction, temperature, and precipitation. Students will also compare the seasons.