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‘I am’ poems

Note: this activity is associated with the lesson on exploring ecosystems. Purpose: To understand ‘I am’ Poems and how to construct them. Materials: Recycled paper, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, marker, watercolor paper, watercolors, and water cups. Procedure: (Discuss ‘I am’ Poems) • Discuss the structure of ‘I am’…

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Haiku poems

Note: this activity is associated with the lesson on exploring ecosystems. Flamingo Haiku – Student sample Haiku poems Purpose:  To understand haikus and how to construct them. Materials:  Recycled paper, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, marker, watercolor paper, watercolors, and water cups. Common Core Standards: English Language Arts…

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Ecosystem Metaphors

Note: this activity is associated with the lesson on exploring ecosystems. Purpose:  To understand metaphors and how to construct them. Materials:  Recycled paper, pencil, colored pencils, crayons, marker, watercolor paper, watercolors, and water cups. Common Core Standards: English Language Arts Standards Reading: Language: Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4…

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Ecosystem books

Vervet monkey animal book Students can choose an ecosystem and research information, construct their own writing based on the information they have researched, and illustrate their own pictures. Procedure: Useful files/links: Completed Student Examples 3rd grade student book examples Wetlands – Bobcat Wetlands – Brush…

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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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Exploring Ecosystems

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

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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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