Category Archives: Elementary Science – Life Science

4-LS1-1: Preserved Organisms

My colleague, Jesse Wilcox, presented a lesson to the elementary teachers we are working with tonight to help them understand the relationship between structure and function (NGSS, 4-LS1-1). He started the lesson by having students observe various organisms that had … Continue reading

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1-LS3-1: Investigating Differences

Tonight, my colleague Jesse Wilcox and I are leading some professional development for elementary teachers. For our first activity, we focused on helping our students recognize that while organisms of the same kind do look similar to each other, they … Continue reading

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Going Viral*

Written by: Courtney King, Lisa Myers, & Cortney Marshuetz For grades 1-2 Objective: Students will describe how germs spread from one person/thing to another. Materials:¬†Cornstartch/flour, Large plastic bag, paper, pencil, crayons Prerequisites: Students should have some background knowledge of being … Continue reading

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Planting an investigation

¬†Written by: Nick W., Alexa H., & Jessica G. For First/second grade If you ask an elementary student what a plant needs to grow, it is possible that they will be able to tell you exactly what it needs. However, … Continue reading

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