New! Oceans: Seashells on the Seashore
Students explore the ocean, fish, and seashells. For this oceans lesson, students listen to a story about the ocean, learn a finger play, paint, sort seashells, and practice estimation.
Investigations into Estimations
Students gain the powerful tools of estimation, prediction, and averaging and discover the importance these tools have in daily living.
Gone Blueberry Pickin'
Delight your beginning blueberry counters with this engaging addition activity. Number sentences are affixed onto pails and learners place the sums into each pail. Also, working in pairs, they investigate estimation and subtraction by determining the difference between one partner's estimate, and the other partner's actual count. Two more blueberry counting activities further help your class to model counting, addition, and subtraction. This lesson is fresh!
Introduction to Oceans
Students complete a variety of activities in preparation for a unit on oceans. They discuss their own proximity to the ocean, identify and name the oceans on a globe, and in small groups identify facts about a selected ocean. Students listen to the book "Wonders of the Sea," and create a collage.
Students read books, say rhymes, sing songs, review vocabulary and complete activities for the ocean. In this ocean lesson plan, students complete a shark tooth hunt, and a sea shell sort.
Grocery Store Technology
Third graders identify uses of technology in community & how it's changed the ways we work/play, respond to teacher-guided technology scenarios using familiar occupations such as cashier and teller, and regroup/round/estimate single & double digit numbers.
Explorations in Estimation
Experimenting with two different techniques, oung mathematicians estimate how many little things fit into a bigger thing. They watch and discuss a short video, conduct the two estimates, one by weight and one by volume, and record the results on a worksheet.
Oceans of the World
Second graders demonstrate their ability to find the five oceans on a globe and on a world map and relate their knowledge of mountains and other physical characteristics of land masses to the physical characteristics of the ocean floor.
Students explore seashells through various activities. In this oceanology lesson, students demonstrate knowledge of seashells and their properties by creating a dot-to-dot picture, reading books about seashells and creating seashell prints by using paint. There is also a seashell song included with this lesson.
Learning the Zones of the Ocean Using an Oil Spill.
Students participate in an activity in which they explore the various zones of the ocean. They clean up a mock oil spill and discuss the effects an oil spill has on each of the ocean zones.
Coral and Chemistry
Using cabbage juice as a pH indicator, future scientists explore the effect of increasing carbon dioxide on the pH of the ocean and relate it to the health of coral reefs. Ideal for an earth or environmental sciences course, this lesson gets learners looking at how humans may be impacting the planet by the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
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