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- Ashley P., Teacher
- Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Human Locomotion Teacher Resources
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Students study how natural selection may have favored bipedal locomotion in the hominid lineage. They observe how different animals move and how their feet are uniquely adapted to their movements. They design a mini-experiment where they are comparing how long it takes to complete the tasks.
Students examine the way habitats and human organ systems function. In groups, they role play the role of a government group assigned to determine if a settlement can make their home in a specific area. They must discover how humans and the environment might be effected if the area is settled.
Pupils explore the concept of the human body. They complete a variety of activities concerning the function of various organs. They listen to their heartbeat with a stethoscope, examine how muscles work during a game of tag, and play a game in which they identify the bones of the body.
Students study the interdependence between science and literature. They study examples of biological diversity through literature, relate and apply ideas about biological diversity in the books to science. They compose a poem showcasing facts about biological diversity in general or biodiversity within a specific habitat or ecosystem.
Students create a presentation and package of materials based on their research to be presented at a fictional science conference. Given a specific scenario, students research various body systems and how they work in conjunction. Their findings are presented to the class at their science conference.
Eleventh graders are introduced to Transcendentalism through the writing of Emerson and Thoreau. They keep a journal in which they respond to quotes and prompts. Students write longer essays on conformity, being alone and a "field trip" to the woods. They research an individual or movement influenced by the work on Thoreau and the beliefs of Transcendentalsim.
Third graders investigate the habitats of different organisms and explain the various effects that disturb and alter the environment of plants and animals. In this scientific investigation lesson, 3rd graders recognize and apply scientific features such as scientific inquiry, observation, collecting analysis, and doing experiments. Students then complete a Canal Quest activity that promotes higher thinking skills.
Learners study the life and work of Alonzo King to learn about choreography. In this dance history lesson, students read passages about Alonzo King and learn about choreography. Learners learn about dance as a form of artistic expression, study Alonzo King's unique approach to dance, and learn basic performance aspects of dance. Students complete research, watch video or DVD recordings of performances, and practice their own dance skills.
Students perform a dance (La Raspa) from a different culture while maintaining a steady beat, sing "Halloween Night" with accurate pitch and good breath support, and imitate a body percussion part for the song "Monster Mash" in this Halloween music lesson for the elementary classroom.