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Students do various activities to explain where the United States' desert region lies in relationship to the state in which they live, become familiar with plants and animals in the Sonoran desert, and make a story map of Roadrunner terrain.
Young authors participate in distance learning to view the Road Runner at the Buffalo zoo. They create a plan for an animal habitat and a brochure about an animal in a zoo.They using Noodle Tools and Noodle Bibs to take notes and write about their animal.
Students identify the plot and theme of cartoons. In groups, they discuss and compare the written and movie versions of popular fairy tales. Individually, they write their own fairy tale and share them with the class. They write their own speeches about which brother should marry the princess. To end the lesson, they perform the tale they wrote and receive feedback.
Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the relationships between producers and consumers. To reinforce their understanding, consider allowing time for groups to share their work with the class. As an extension, remove an organism from each group's ecosystem and have them predict what changes they would expect to see.
Map the classroom with your kids to help them understand how maps work and how to read them. The lesson starts off with a story about animals living and moving around the globe, and then kids create maps of their classroom to show how they come and go, just like the animals. They'll draw and label their maps then practice giving each other directions. Note: If your teaching Common Core be sure to double check the standards listed, the lesson may not meet them all, fully.
Here is a fine biology lesson that introduces youngsters to reptiles. They study their feeding habits, their habitats, and the adaptations they must make to survive in their environments. The outstanding lesson includes two excellent student handout sheets that facilitate their learning. These science lessons from the Desert Discovery folks are all well-worth using in your class!
Here is a very good reading comprehension worksheet that goes along with the novel, Sparrow Hawk Red. Important vocabulary words, and questions from each of the chapters are included. A lot of valuable practice should result from implementing this worksheet.
Students use pieces of farm pictures to investigate the elements of art.  In this farm art lesson plan, students use pieces of pictures to create an original artwork. Students use the Internet to find images.  Students create a rough draft and then a finished mosaic. Students write about their picture.
Junior ecologists examine Arizona's biotic communities and research an animal or plant that is found in this community. In this activity, learnerss write a narrative essay about their assigned animal or plant. They research online and in texts to determine relevant information. Finally, a class booklet containing all of their reports is compiled. It would make a wonderful showpiece for an open house!
Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. In this biome identification lesson, students define a list of environmental vocabulary terms such as tundra, rain-forest and desert. Students create a fictional self sustainable food chain that is built on one specific biome or environmental setting.
Young scholars watch a video about wild stallions and conduct research about wild horses and wildlife photography. Students explore the relationships between animals and humans and conduct Internet research about the treatment of wild horses in the United States. Young scholars create a mock newscast about their findings.
For this problem solving with money worksheet, students examine 6 animal stickers with marked prices. Students write a number sentence to solve each of 4 story problems.
Fourth graders identify the different habitats found in the seven regions of the United States. In this ecology lesson, 4th graders write an essay about how humans affect the ecosystem and vice versa. They discuss how changes on one ecosystem has domino effect on others.
Do your pupils need extra practice identifying and correcting pronoun reference errors? These off-beat prompts will entertain as well as educate. No answer key is provided.
For this comprehension worksheet, 2nd graders read a story titled El Pajaro Cu and draw a picture based on the story. Students read 3 pages.
Students examine the characteristics of living things. They list the differences between living and non-living things, explore areas around the school, and create a Venn diagram for items found in the school areas.
Students explore the circulatory system of animals. Using the Internet, students research animals without circulatory systems. They identify the three types of blood vessels and describe the flow of blood through the heart. Finally, students use KidPix software to create a class presentation.
Identify the subject, predicate, adverb, and adjective for each of 15 sentences. Pupils use the graphic organizer provided to keep track of each part of speech. 
Students discuss the relationship between a habitat and the environment. In groups, they use the internet to research the relationship between the animals and the habitat on their card. They present their information to the class to end the lesson.
Students explore climate and weather conditions. Using the Internet, and other activities, students examine climate maps and the factors that affect climate. They examine how climate affects clothes, shelter, food, transportation, activities, feelings and the way of life of people who live there. Students create a mobile to visually demonstrate the climates around the world. This lesson includes over 15 activities for students.

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