Make observations of living things and their environment using the five senses.
|Gr. 1 Lesson 1-Everglades Animal Exploration|| |
Everglades Animal Hunt is lesson 1 of a 3 lesson unit. Students will learn that animals communicate through their senses. The students will use their knowledge and imagination to vocally and/or physically imitate wildlife of the Everglades.
|Tree Cookies|| |
One way to learn about tree growth is to look at annual rings. Tree rings show patterns of change in the tree's life as well as changes in the area where it grows. In this activity, students will trace environmental and historical changes using a cross section of a tree, or "tree cookie."
|Feeling the Fall|| |
Feeling the Fall is a lesson that incorporates fluency, the five senses, and writing all in one. Students will work cooperatively to perform a play on fall, practicing fluency, accuracy, and expression. Then students will explore the fall season using their senses, integrating science standards into Florida Standards reading. Finally, students will have the opportunity to write about the fall season and publish their writing using technology.
|Butterfly Life Cycle: Biography of a Caterpillar || Students observe and write about the life cycle of a caterpillar. A K-W-L chart is utilized to begin discussion, as well as Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.|
|Investigating Local Ecosystems|| This lesson provides students with opportunities to investigate the habitats of local plants and animals and explore some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other.|
|Animal Diversity|| This lesson will motivate and guide student observations of animal and plant similarities, diversity, and appropriateness to live in different environments; to demonstrate that stories sometimes give plants and animals attributes that they don't really have.|
|Animal Diversity|| This lesson exposes children to a range of animals and guides them through observation of animal similarities, differences, and environmental adaptations.|
|Beautiful Butterfly, How do you Grow?|| |
In this lesson the teacher will read aloud Marc Learns to Fly by Alma Sanchez, and use an animated informational video to help students understand the life cycle of a butterfly. Students will use both a response to reading and a cloze activity to learn new vocabulary and demonstrate understanding.
|Fruit and Vegetable Mystery|| |
This teaching idea describes a project called Fruit and Vegetable Mystery, which is a set of note cards created by first grade students. The cards include a written description of a fruit or vegetable on one side and the name and illustration of the corresponding fruit or vegetable on the other. The cards were created as a final product for an expedition on plants and soil.
|Colorado Bird Project|| |
This teaching idea describes a project completed by students in Colorado after studying birds. Students wrote and illustrated informational texts that included information on the physical characteristics of a bird found in Colorado. The same teaching idea can be used with birds from any state.
|Rough Rubbin' Sharks-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students gain an understanding of sharks' rough, textured skin through artwork. They demonstrate knowledge of a shark's ecosystem. Students will also have the opportunity to measure/estimate different sharks using objects and rulers.|
|A Shrimpy Home-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will demonstrate how changes in an environment can affect the survival of an animal.|
|Animal Sing Along-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will be able to name warm- and cold-blooded animals through role play and song and demonstrate the behaviors used to dissipate excess body heat.|
|Aiming For Action-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will use hand-eye coordination and large muscle skills as they reinforce
positive action choices that help endangered wildlife and habitats.|
|A Body of Geography-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will be able to demonstrate that all penguins live south of the equator and relate where various species of penguins live.|
|Birdie on my Finger-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will identify bird body parts and adaptations (feathers, wings, bill, tail) while creating paper finger puppets.|
|Baby Shamu Suit-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will be able to name whale body parts (flipper, flukes, fins) and describe the function of each. In addition, they will role-play whale behavior.|
|Animal Disguises-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, the students will be able to demonstrate how cryptic coloration helps ocean animals survive.|
|Design a Fish-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, the students will use a modeling compound to make fish-shaped refrigerator magnets. They will use observation skills to learn about different fish body types and replicate them with the modeling compound.|
|Fingerprint Fish-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students explore how schooling behavior is an adaptation for avoiding predators.|
|Living and Nonliving|| The students will think about what is alive. They will practice how scientists observe and record. Going outside they will record in their journal the things they observe under the heading they think it belongs in-living or nonliving.|
|My Penguin Memory Book-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will keep a daily journal, recording facts about penguins.|
|Sharing What We Know About Organisms|| |
Students discuss living and nonliving organisms, including plants and animals.
|Sirenian Survival-SeaWorld Classroom Activity|| In this activity, students will identify four reasons why manatees are endangered.|
|Webcams: Animal Inquiry and Observation|| |
Observe animal habits and habitats using one of the many webcams broadcasting from zoos and aquariums around the United States and the world in this inquiry-based activity that focuses on observation logs, class discussion, questioning, and research.
|Wiggly Worms|| In this inquiry-based worms lesson, students will compare and contrast red worms and earthworms through exploration (magnifying glasses provided) and a read-aloud.|