Students explore animal materials up close and use measuring skills and grouping skills to better understand the difference between animal diets. Students also have the opportunity to dialogue about their findings.
Common Core Standards
Mathematics:
K: CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
1: CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
2: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
3: CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.4 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch.
ELA/Literacy:
K: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
1: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.1.1b Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
2: CCSS.ELALiteracy.L.2.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
3: CCSS.ELALiteracy.L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately gradeappropriate conversational, general academic, and domainspecific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Next Generation Science Standards
KLS11. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
2LS41. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
3LS41.Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
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Students explore geometry through measurement and handson spatial manipulation. Students also have the opportunity to dialogue about their findings.
Common Core Standards
Mathematics:
K: CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.4 Analyze and compare two and threedimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
1: CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and threesided) versus nondefining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
2: CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
3: CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
ELA/Literacy:
K: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
1: CCSS.ELALiteracy.L.1.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
2: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.2.1a agreedupon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
3: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.3.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Next Generation Science Standards
KPS21. Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different
strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
2PS13. Make observations to construct an evidencebased account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.
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Students will have the opportunity to learn about the physical structure and behavior of worms, their use to human food systems and measure and compare worm appearance with real worms. Students also have the opportunity to dialogue about their findings.
Common Core Standards
Mathematics:
K: CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
1: CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
2: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
3: CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.4 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch.
ELA/Literacy:
K: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
1: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
2: CCSS.ELALiteracy.L.2.5a Identify reallife connections between words and their use.
3: CCSS.ELALiteracy.SL.3.1c Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
Next Generation Science Standards
KESS33. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
1LS11. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
2LS41. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
3LS43. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
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