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Animal Needs Research Project for K/1

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This Animal Needs research project helps early elementary students explore animal needs around a specific animal. The project provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate speaking/listening skills, organize and present information, and write informative texts at a developmentally appropriate level. It can be completed in a variety of ways with multiple final products: posters, sculptures (playdoh/air-dry clay), oral presentations (in class or on video), and/or research papers. Students can ask and answer questions following presentations. Students may work independently or in pairs/small groups at school or complete the project at home using books, magazines, and internet resources. Focus on local animals, native species, invasive species, or leave the choice completely open to students' interests. 

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment


7th Grade Original Nature Poem

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To complete this assignment, students should have already learned the basics of figurative langauge and have practiced identifying and analyzing simile, metaphor, and personification. This lesson will allow them to take their learning to the next step to create their own examples of figurative language that they will they build into an original nature poem.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Carrie Berkman

Types of Angles

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This is a lesson to help introduce types of angles and their measures. With this lesson, students are provided new information and then given the opportunity to practice that new information through note-taking, exploration, creation, movement, and song. 

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Vocabulary