Unit Plans About Organisms, Their Adaptations, and Their Environments


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Unit plans at two levels, K-grade 2 and grades 3-5 develop understanding of the issue theme, We Depend on Earth's Climate, by focusing on adaptations and environments of local plant species and polar mammals. The units are modeled after a learning cycle framework built around five key steps – Engage, Explore, Explain, Expand, and Assess. The lessons are aligned with national standards for science education and English language arts.

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    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Earth & Space Science, Current Science, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Instructional Strategies, Professional Development, Ecology & Ecosystems, Earth's Resources, Evolution and Adaptation, Mathematics, Classification, Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Education, Child Development & Family Services, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Life Sciences, Experimentation and the Scientific Method, History-Social Science, Structure and Function in Living Things

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    Tool for: Teachers