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Sort and Classify

This activity is part of the lesson on exploring ecosystems. Sea nettle, a type of jellyfish. Students will engage in sorting biotic and abiotic things. They will also classify the animals (vertebrate, invertebrate) and plants within a particular ecosystem. Purpose: To build awareness and understanding about…

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Water cycle mobile

Note: This is Activity 1 of the water cycle lesson for grades 3–5. Purpose:  To solidify the stages of the water cycle by creating colorful mobiles that will be showcased in the classroom for parents to see. Materials:  Recycled paper plates or construction paper, markers, crayons,…

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Scientific inquiry in local ecosystems

3rd-5th Grade (upper elementary/primary) Note: This is lesson 4 in a 4-part series on the water cycle, photosynthesis, exploring ecosystems, and scientific inquiry in local ecosystems. Find lessons 1, 2 and 3 here (click relevant link). This scientific inquiry is geared at students that live…

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Impressionism

Note: this activity is part of the lesson on photosynthesis. Activity 5: Impressionism Purpose: To show students how an artist such as Monet was inspired by nature to create masterpieces. Perhaps students can create their own masterpiece using his technique of capturing light (using lighter shades…

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Sun or tree metaphor

Note: this activity is part of the lesson on photosynthesis. Activity 4: Sun or tree metaphor Purpose: To understand metaphors and how to construct them. Materials: Recycled paper, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, marker, watercolor paper, watercolors, and water cups. Procedure: (Discuss metaphors) • Have you ever heard…

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Food and exercise

Note: this activity is part of the lesson on photosynthesis. Activity 3: Food and exercise Purpose: To bring awareness to the fact that food and exercise can impact one’s energy level and overall health. For one week, students will keep track and reflect on their food…

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Rainforest food web

Note: This activity is associated with the lesson on photosynthesis. Activity 2: Rainforest food web Purpose: To understand how all life is interconnected and the sun, trees, and plants are major components in a food web. Key concepts: • Producers: plants and trees (fruits and nuts) • Consumers: herbivores (eat plants),…

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Photosynthesis mobile

Note: This activity is associated with the lesson on photosynthesis. Activity 1: Photosynthesis mobile Students can either draw a large circle on a piece of yellow construction paper or paint a paper plate yellow to construct a mobile. They can even add sunrays in any…

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