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Examine a slug? Of course, what else would a 2nd grader do with it? Pupils use clues and go on a slug hunt, read a slug story, or make a cooperative group mural of a slug's habitat. While older learners catalog slugs, go on a slug hunt, and engage in a scientific discussion. This lesson seems as though it were written for a summer program not a classroom. However, some of the ideas could be useful in either situation.
Slugs and snails are the focus of this life science activity. Student read a selection on these animals, then answer ten comprehension questions. Then, students must draw an "alien portrait" using the characteristics of slugs and snails in their drawing.
Young scholars conduct lab experiment to answer the question: How will starving Dictyostelium Discoideum Slugs respond to white light? They determine whether the slugs are attracted to or repelled by the light.
Explore the power of words with your class by analyzing the connotations of fictitious sports team names. Learners discuss team names and the mental images they convey. They create logos to illustrate the meanings and connotations of team names. Part of Lesson Planet's 3-lesson unit "Three Lessons for Effective Word Choice."
Learners brainstorm a list of colorful animals and research why they are colorful. For this biology lesson, students sketch what a nudibranchs look like before watching a video. They compare their sketch to the actual nudibranchs photo.
Sal clarifies concepts covered in the Kahn Academy video on Biodiversity in the Phanerozoic Eon. He explains the types of animals and plants that were the first life forms on land. Additionally, he describes what these organisms would have looked like and how they may have interacted with the environment.
Explore the power of words with your class by analyzing the connotations of fictitious sports team names. Learners discuss team names and the mental images they convey. They create logos to illustrate the meanings and connotations of team names. "Connotation: Three Lessons for Effective Word Choice" is a 3-part unit with other activities connected to this resource; find it on Lesson Planet!
In this random facts worksheet, students complete short answer, multiple choice, and more questions about random facts about slugs, choking, and more. Students complete 8 questions.
Students examine nurse logs with hand lenses and identify animals. In this ecosystem instructional activity, students gain understanding of the rainforest by studying nurse logs. Students become familiar with vocabulary through their study of nurse logs.
The game of baseball provides many opportunities for mathematical learning.
Students calculate baseball statistics. In this data analysis lesson, students use baseball statistics to calculate the batting average and slugging percentage. Students visit www.funbrain.com to play a math baseball game.
Sixth graders participate in a lesson plan in which they determine baseball statistics using mathematical operations. They use websites to calculate baseball averages and answer associated questions. They work in groups to order averages using baseball cards.
For this conversion worksheet, students solve 9 problems where they convert from one unit of measurement to another using a given table with conversion factors.
Sixth graders select city and state other than their own, write letter to Chamber of Commerce requesting information about that city, and create tri-fold brochures containing highlights about chosen city.
Students pretend as if they have been hired by the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Their task is to explain the mathematics of baseball so that more people enjoy the game.
Students explore gardening. In this science lesson, students draw pictures describing a garden. As an introduction to gardening, students draw pictures showing what they think belongs in a garden. Students also answer questions about their knowledge of gardening.
Students construct sentences using alliteration. In this phonemic awareness lesson, students listen to a read aloud such as Some Smug Slug and identify alliteration. Students write their own sentences using alliteration.
Students explore the fundamental principles involved in completing a research project. Several handheld technical pieces of equipment are utilized to complete this lesson plan.
Students listen to the different sounds that the letter U can make. They practice finding the letter u in written words. They write the letter u. They say a tongue twister about the letter u and its sounds. They write different words using the u vowel sounds.