Science - 1st Grade
Life Science. Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.
Living things change and depend upon their environment to satisfy their basic needs.
Supplemental Materials (pdf)
All Sorts of Seeds!
Students will learn about comparing seeds and how they are carried through the environment.
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 Mix and Match - Bugs Don't Bug Me
The class will learn about the head, thorax and abdomen of insects by
mixing and matching pictures of bugs. They will also match the larva/nymph stage
of each species to the adult.
Macroinvertebrate Simon Says - Bugs Don't Bug Me
After a short introduction to macroinvertebrate feeding habits,
students will play a Simon Says game.
Mealworm Life Cycle
The mealworm is the larval stage of the darkling beetle. The
darkling beetle undergoes complete metamorphosis. Students each receive a
mealworm to place in a habitat and take back to their classroom. They make
observations of their mealworm and watch as it progresses from the larva to the
pupa and finally the beetle will emerge. Students will then release their darkling
Water and Plants...How Dry I Am
Two similar plants are observed as one gets regular water and the other does not.
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