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Animal Homes

For Students K - 2nd
Match animals to their environments with a cute lab activity. Kids draw a line between each animal, such as a fish, a rabbit, and an ant, to the place where it lives. For hands-on practice, a science investigation instructs learners to...
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Being Shadowed

For Students K - 2nd
What causes a shadow to appear? Have kindergartners and first graders explore shadows with a fun science activity. After reading a short paragraph about light sources, they draw a shadow for a little girl based on the location of the...
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Bendable Things

For Students K - 2nd
What kinds of cups can bend? Kindergartners find out with a straightforward science inquiry, designed to teach them about the properties of materials. They hypothesize about the flexibility of a china cup, a plastic cup, and a paper cup....
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Are You Aware?

For Students K - 2nd
Bring the five senses to life with a fun science experiment! Kindergartners and first graders read an explanation of the five senses, then identify which items Sophia can sense if she is blindfolded. A science explanation at the bottom...
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Be Kind to Your Teeth

For Students K - 2nd
What kinds of food can be bad for your teeth? Kindergartners and first graders explore dental health with an interactive science inquiry. Given a choice of foods such as celery, cake, and milk, kids choose which ones are better for their...
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Made from Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Here is a terrific lesson for elementary schoolers on products that come from animals. In it, pupils discover that we get a lot more than just food from animals. After a class discussion and teacher-led demonstration, learners utilize...
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Echidna

For Students 1st - 2nd
The echidna is an unusual animal in many respects. Young readers read a short story about these animals, then must underline all of the words that should be capitalized in a similar story down below it. It is suggested that pupils...
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Vibrant Animals: Using an Actor's Body for Character Attributes

For Teachers K
Students identify and portray specific character attributes through uprigth movement, creating a portrayal of an animal. They use vibrant, upright movement to convey the characteristics and temperament of specific animals. Finally,...
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Brolga

For Students 1st - 2nd
Practice informational reading skills and capitalization in one activity. First graders read a story about an Australian bird called a brolga, then capitalize all of the letters that need to be capitalized in a similar story below. Next,...
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Rock Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
Youngsters pretend they are rocks sitting on a hill. They listen to the provided guided imagery script to conceptualize the process of how rocks change over time. They draw a diagram of what happened to them as rocks during the story. An...
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Moth or Butterfly

For Teachers K - 1st
  Students categorize butterflies and moths by identifying the unique characteristics of the two different species.  In this classifying lesson, students discuss their prior knowledge about these insects before categorizing the two.   
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Parts of a Plant

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover the parts of a plant. In this science lesson, 1st graders identify and label the parts of a plant and record their findings on a word processor.
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My Habitat

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the environment they live in. In this habitats lesson, students define habitat and create a web in kidspiration. Students take a walk outside and record what they see and hear and may take pictures as well. Students...
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Eyes On Me

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the human eye. In this biology lesson, students read the book Look At Your Eyes and locate the various parts of their eye. Students play the game "I Spy."
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ABC and 1-2-3 Farming

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners demonstrate how to alphabetize animal names. In this word study lesson plan, students identify animals that live on the farm and conduct a favorite farm animal survey. Learners order animal pictures in alphabetical order.
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What Flies?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young learners consider what flies and what kinds of sounds airplanes, animals, etc. make when they fly. They also get to generate a brainstorm list. Children discuss what the categories should be once the list is completed. Some really...