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What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the Farmer's Almanac to conducting various related scientific experiments. Considering the large amount of standards the resource cites, there could be more detailed procedures.
Students explore cycles in nature. In this cross curriculum agriculture lesson, students define "cycle" and research weather and planting folklore. Students make a bracelet in which individual colored beads represent the many "cycles" of life, including people, water, plants, soil, day, night, air, and sun. Students participate in an experiment or website activity, read related text, or sing a song for each of these cycles. Background information for the teacher is included.
What is the difference between a ranch and a farm? After reading and discussing the provided background information, young agriculturalists will color, cut, and create neat little booklets that show the differences between ranches and farms. They draw, write, and sing about the differences between each location to solidify their understanding. The booklet pages, instructions, template, and song lyrics are all included!
Here is a nice reading comprehension and research instructional activity on whether or not, dinosaurs roamed the area now known as Washington D.C. The class is divided into four groups. Each one takes a look at specific information regarding this question. Each group then puts their heads together and comes up with a report on their findings. Teacher guidance, good worksheets and reading materials, a final quiz, and clear instructions are all embedded in this terrific plan.
The story of Christopher Columbus has fascinated young historians for centuries; use this vocabulary-in-context strategy to dive into Kimberly Weinberger's picture book about this classic explorer. Begin by introducing the new words: cloth, faraway, honor, natives, and possible. Go over word meanings before reading the story aloud, asking kids to indicate when they hear one of these words. There are comprehension questions for each of these words to get scholars making connections to familiar concepts, and the graphic organizers will help visual learners.
Dance our way to a better environment? If only it were that simple! This unique lesson appeals to bodily kinesthetic learners, but can memorable for all types of learners. They investigate different learning styles, or more specifically, Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. They learn simple dance moves and practice mirroring. Finally, they discuss the causes and consequences of global warming and then choreograph a dance about it. Different!
Students recognize that food we eat comes from farms. In this where does food come from lesson, students discuss planting crops and how they grow. Students plant seeds for edible crops and eat them when are ripe. Students sing a song about crops. Students discuss the chicken which also gives us food and learn about how to care for a chicken egg.
Discover Oklahoma's first farmers. Read about 14 different agriculture workers and their contribution to Oklahoma's farming. After reading, have your class complete several activities such as researching an agriculturist, writing a research paper, creating a wanted poster, and working on an Oklahoma map. Note: There are a variety of cross-curricular applications provided in this resource.
Middle schoolers investigate the process of desertification in the Sahel region of Africa. They discuss photos from a National Geographic magazine, analyze the physical/political map of the Sahara, identify the causes and effects of desertification on a handout, and write a conversation between two people.
Students classify living things according to their characteristics and functions. They observe living things grow, move, use food, and adapt to changes around them. As the students work through the subtasks in this unit, they make connections between the natural and human effects on living species.
Students examine the practice of agriculture and the process that takes place in the life of farmers. Students acquire vocabulary that pertains to the farming industry. Students participate in activities that promote awareness of what it takes to have food available in their communities. Students complete worksheet with important information.
Pretest knowledge of seeds and fruits. Work through four on-paper activities about seed quality. Experiment using three different methods for germinating three different types of seeds and calculate percentage. Take a post-test to demonstrate what was learned. These assignments are laid out for your secondary agriculture or botany class. You may need to adjust formatting a little bit.
A unique PowerPoint explains the basics of plant science. It motivates viewers to study plant science and then lists different food products, biofuels, fibers, timber, and ornamental uses of plants. It concludes with lists of careers that involve plant science. To improve the appearance and make it more interesting, add photos of the products and of people at work in plant-related industries. Use this presentation in a career exploration unit and then take pupils to visit a nursery.