Need or Want?

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Even as adults it can be hard to distinguish needs from wants. Using pictures of common, everyday items, children make a pocket chart separating the objects they need from those that they want. Discuss their choices, explaining that people and animals require food, water, air, and shelter in order to live, grow, and survive. An engaging activity that lays the foundation for studying living things and their needs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable

  • Hands-on activity clearly addresses the difference between needs and wants
  • Pocket chart serves as a formative assessment, documenting student learning
  • Includes ideas for extending this activity and for further discussion about plant and animal life

  • For advanced learners, the teacher will have to differentiate the lesson