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Students use facts about strawberry production in Wisconsin to complete math and art activities. For this strawberry production lesson, students read about strawberry production in the state of Wisconsin. They answer math word problems using the information and study the parts of the strawberry plant.
Young scholars explore animal slaughter by researching the Wisconsin beef industry. For this meat statistics lesson, students practice using different math functions to identify how many burgers or sports equipment can be made from one slaughtered cow. Young scholars identify the nutrients that come from beef and where else those nutrients can be found.
Students explore agriculture by researching Wisconsin's economy. In this cherry industry lesson, students read assigned text about the amount of cherries Wisconsin produces annually and the revenue it brings in to the state. Students answer study questions and complete worksheets about cherries.
Students locate Wisconsin and Belgium on a world map, then read a news article about a cat that stowed away on ship from the U.S. to Europe. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with map and vocabulary activities, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Fourth graders explore Wisconsin Native Americans and create a multi-media project of the Wisconsin tribe of their choice. Using the Internet, they research Wisconsin history and create a timeline of early Native Americans using Inspiration. They create a HyperStudio project about their tribe and present it to the class.
Winter in the cold Northwoods of Wisconsin can be hard on animals that aren't adapted to the climate. Investigate the animals that are out and about even in the coldest winter temperatures as you and your class examine animal adaptations, migration, and hibernation. A worksheet is used to isolate animals from the Northwoods region that are active all year long. The class discusses what that animal would eat, where it comes from, and how it survives the cold. There are four extension ideas included to help you further learners' content understanding.
The Northwoods of Wisconsin are lovely in the summer,and they are also home to many flower and butterfly species. Investigate the ways in which seasonal flowers and butterflies are interdependent on each other for survival with a fun activity. The class will view and discuss various butterflies and blooms from the region and then construct a wheel that shows which butterflies are attracted to which flowers and why.
Students locate the Great Lakes on a US map, then read a news article about a sled being used as a wintertime school bus in Wisconsin. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a map and vocabulary activity, then students read the news article and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.