Science - 1st Grade
The Processes of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science. Students will be able to apply scientific processes, communicate scientific ideas effectively, and understand the nature of science.
Generating Evidence: Using the processes of scientific investigation (i.e. framing questions, designing investigations, conducting investigations, collecting data, drawing conclusions)
1st Grade - Act. 13: Five Senses Walk Around the School
Students will take a five senses walk around the school and observe and record what they see, hear, smell, and feel.
A Drop in the Bucket - USU Water Cycle
Through a visual presentation, the students will learn the different
sources of freshwater, and the relative ratios of these water sources
on the earth.
Build A Bug - Bugs Don't Bug Me
By watching a presentation where one of their classmates is
dressed up in a bug costume, students learn what adaptations
macroinvertebrates have in order to live in an aquatic environment.
If Bugs Could Talk - Bugs Don't Bug Me
Students will evaluate the quality of a "water sample" (using a bag
of skittles to represent pollution and pictures of aquatic macroinvertebrates to
represent invertebrates found in their sample), graph their results, and form a
hypothesis about the land use near the location their "water sample" was
Macroinvertebrate Graphing Activity - Bugs Don't Bug Me
Students will learn about water quality indicators through the use of
candy representing a "macroinvertebrate sample." Sorting the candy and evaluating
what is found will tell the students about the quality of the water.
Macroinvertebrate Investigation - Bugs Don't Bug Me
Students will collect live macroinvertebrates from a river or
stream. They will then classify and count the invertebrates and use that data to
determine the EPT index.
Macroinvertebrate Simon Says - Bugs Don't Bug Me
After a short introduction to macroinvertebrate feeding habits,
students will play a Simon Says game.
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