Students study the life cycles of different plants and animals and the characteristics of living, nonliving, and dead things, through multiple engaging informational texts and hands-on activities.
Students explore the works of four award-winning authors and illustrators, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Monica Brown and Jerry Pinkney, learning about their lives and inspirations.
Lions and Tigers and Bears OH-my! Help young students practice their research and presentation skills with this fun, hands-on animal research and presentation project.
Students learn about how to save the earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Students learn why waste is a problem, about the options for limiting waste, and read stories about different people from around the world who have found ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.
Most early elementary students are brand new to using the internet to onduct research. This is a concrete, gross-motor activity to explore how internet search engines work. Students will practice using different keywords to search for images relating to the life cycle of a flower. Students should have prior knowledge of the plant life cycle, as well as the life cycles of butterflies and frogs before beginning the lesson. This is an introductory lesson on internet research and should take place at the beginning of the unit. This is a one sesion activity.