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Second graders use games that use the atlas and the globe. Students take a ride (journey). Students place their chairs as if they are riding in a car. The Teacher is the driver. As the students travel along they point out different sites that they see along the way. Students discuss the importance of knowing how to use maps to help them find where they want to go.
Students identify that Idaho is a home to 168 species of butterflies and they are an important part of many habitats. They also identify how to use the Digital Atlas of Idaho and write a report regarding information of their assigned species. Fianlly, students present their reports to the entire class.
Here is a 25-page plan that descirbes a series of lessons designed for third graders. In the plans, youngsters dive into the variety of Native American societies, and the vast array of ecological environments in which they existed. An astounding amount of wonderful in-class activities are described in these plans, and all of the worksheets you need to implement the plans are embedded in each. Highly recommended for any third grade study of Native American life.
Hot off the press! The Higgs boson may be proven to exist! In an ice cream "bar," two shady cartoon characters discuss the news. Since all particles are excitation of fields, the presence of this fundamental particle suggests that the Higgs field exists, filling the universe. The characters in the film break the concepts down in a cute and understandable way. Delight and perplex your physics learners as they consider the possibilities!
Seventh graders, while brainstorming, compare/contrast statistics about different countries concerning population growth and religion. They assess a variety of media to include in their statistics. In the end, their studies guide them to appreciate the contributions and respect diversity that all countries make to the world daily.
After a class discussion where kids share how they find answers to their questions, learners explore the world of reference materials such as, an atlas, an almanac, and an encyclopedia. The Internet is also discussed as a way to access many reference materials quickly. Pupils work as partners and use multiple resources to complete a scavenger hunt in which they must answer 15 questions. Learners keep track of the reference source they used to answer each of the questions, and they discuss the ones they thought were the easiest to use. A terrific worksheet is embedded in the plan, which will make this lesson easy to implement.