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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.
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!
Junior ecologists examine Arizona's biotic communities and research an animal or plant that is found in this community. In this lesson, 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.
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.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers create a mock newscast about their findings.
In this reading for information worksheet, students learn to find the "5 W's" in reading a news report about an event. Students complete four worksheets. Students read and answer questions about a fire in the White House, an explorer named Matthew A. Henson, and the roadrunner.
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.