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214 resources with the keyterm characteristics

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Object Sorting

For Teachers 1st
First graders follow directions when sorting objects. They illustrate how objects are categorized by drawing at least two of the categories that they sorted the objects into. Students work in small groups at completing the task of...
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Language Arts: Conversing with an Object

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students sharpen their creative writing skills by writing dialogues with unfamiliar objects while visiting local museums. They select an object in the museum, such as a painting, and create conversations between the people or animals...
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Comparing and Contrasting Heroes

For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify the characteristics that make someone a hero. They also examine the values of all heroes.
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Egg Fun

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate the characteristics of eggs by playing and experimenting with them.
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Taster or Non-Taster?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students conduct a simple experiment to determine if a trait has been passed from a family member to them.
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Nunavut, Our Communities

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners locate the communities of Nanavut on a territorial map and identify community characteristics. They research the online Atlas of Canada
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Birds Around the Village

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students observe the physical characteristics of birds and identify birds found in their village. They describe characteristics, behaviors and habitats of local birds in this series of lessons.
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Something is Different about You

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate properties and characteristics of common objects and people.  In this similarities and differences lesson, students practice observation skills by playing a game recognizing differences.  Students select a partner...
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An Apple A Day

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders brainstorm a list of how they can tell if someone feels bad about themselves. As a class, they describe three different apples shown to them. Individually, they cut out shapes of apples and color them to place them on a...
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What Color Is Your Apple?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders spend time identifying the characteristics they have and ones they would like to develop for their own personal growth. As a class, they brainstorm ways they can tell they are growing up or being mature. Individually, they...
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Pill Bug Taxis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study pill bugs and their behaviors.  In this pill bug lesson students complete a lab activity that includes sketching a pill bug and testing environmental conditions. 
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Character Descriptions: The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research biology by reading a story regarding families. In this genetics lesson, students read the book The House on Mango Street and identify the different hair styles and colors mentioned in the book. Students write lists of...
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Robert Dreams

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners view the wordless book Robert Dreams which is about a dog and a robot making friends. In this comprehension lesson plan, students write words for the story, create a reader's theater, write characteristics of a friend who is not...
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What Do We Mean by "Living Things"?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners discuss the characteristics of life.  In this living things lesson students complete a lab while working in groups.  Learners examine different organisms and create a poster to present to the class.
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Sources of Natural Water

For Teachers 1st
First graders watch a video about the characteristics of natural water and then create a PowerPoint about it. In this natural water lesson plan, 1st graders write their own information and insert pictures.
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Animal Kingdom: Discovering Those We Live With

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research different kinds of animals, answer short answer questions about them, and create animal summaries in groups. In this animals lesson plan, students list strengths and weaknesses of their animals.
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iWonder Lesson Plan: Winter Birds

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students report on the colors, calls, behaviors, and physical characteristics of different winter birds. In this winter birds lesson plan, students also make a bird feeder.
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Lesson tow

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils study the ocean and its characteristics.  In this oceans lesson students complete a lab activity and are able to predict temperature of certain depths. 
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Animal Relationships

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study energy pyramids, food chains and food webs.  In this animal relationships lesson students complete several activities and play a game. 
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Living and Non Living Things

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify the characteristics of living and non living things. In this living and non living things lesson plan, 1st graders look through bags and categorize items that they see.
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Characteristics of Reptiles Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw pictures of reptiles and share them with the class describing the characteristics of the reptile. In this reptiles lesson plan, 1st graders determine if animals in pictures are reptiles or not.
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Characteristics of Reptiles

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw a reptile portraying certain characteristics and share their drawing with the class. In this reptiles lesson plan, 1st graders use pictures of animals to decipher between reptiles and other animals.
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Mammals Have Fur

For Teachers 1st
First graders study animals. In this animal classification lesson, 1st graders explore the characteristics (primarily fur) that distinguish animals as mammals. They work in groups at various stations that practice this classification...
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Crawfish Farming

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study crawfish and how to farm them.  In this crawfish lesson students examine how to establish a growing facility and how to reproduce crawfish.