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Students explore geography by reading a story about Florida. In this Florida vegetation lesson, students read the book Strawberry Girl and identify the locations in Florida that are mentioned in the book. Students identify the type of vegetation most popular in the state and create a calendar based on the plants.
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class will be split into two groups and either research the Spanish or Astronauts, then they get together to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two. Extensions, differentiated learning options, and several worksheets are included.
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled middle schoolers hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce de Leon. They draw their own Ponce de Leon story in comic book form showing the famous Mythology of Florida. Could be used as supplemental activities for a general ed classroom.
Students explore the daily life of Florida settlers. In this Florida settlers instructional activity, students research daily life in the 1800s using Second Life. Students compare and contrast their lives today with the lives of settlers. Students will present their research using differentiated options.
In this test preparation worksheet set based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tool, grade four students practice taking a sample test entitled "Social Insects." They a practice reading a selection about social insects before answering 4 multiple choice and 3 short answer questions.
Students explore the Florida ecosystem. In this ecology instructional activity, students visit the "Second Life" website and enter a simulated bay. Students observe the relationships the animals and plants have with one another in the virtual bay. Students visit a park to write down observations about the wildlife. Students discuss the ecosystem and the relationships organisms have with one another. Students present their observations.
If 71% of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving water? Find out with these activities designed for middle and high school environmental scientists. From reading articles to solving crossword puzzles, to building their own desalination devices, a variety of learning styles are addressed, while showing kids the importance of protecting one of Earth's most valuable natural resources. Although the activities are Florida-focused, water conservation is a global issue, so either during or after completing the lesson, you may wish to talk about water conservation in your own region.
In this test preparation learning exercise set based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tool, grade four students practice taking a sample test entitled "Florida Panther." They a practice reading a non-fiction selection, before answering 4 multiple choice and 4 short answer questions.
Fourth graders read the passage, "Florida's Fabulous Frontier Females" and write two narrative essays, one expository, using examples of differences in life in Florida during frontier times and today. They then complete one descriptive writing practice activity, writing descriptive sentences about living conditions Florida during the frontier days.
In this test preparation learning exercise set based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tool, grade four students practice taking a sample test entitled "Florida Boys." They a practice reading a fictional selection, before answering 4 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.