Curriculum Connection 2020-2021

K-5 Social Studies/ Science- September

Kindergarten Social Studies and Science

1st Grade Social Studies and Science

2nd Grade Social Studies and Science

3rd Grade Social Studies

Unit 1: Physical Features of Missouri (First 2 weeks of September)

This unit will discuss the physical characteristics of Missouri. You will review the regions, border states, and how geography has affected Missouri history.

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade STEMSCOPES 3D

Bundle 1: Animal Development and Survival

The students will begin by viewing a video of a plant growing under a tree, and participate in a teacher-led discussion about the plant’s life cycle as it grows from a seedling. The teacher should then guide the discussion toward information that could be displayed in a visitors’ center about a new animal.

Anchoring Phenomena Event Students interact with a video of a plant growing under a tree. Anchoring Phenomena Driving Question What information can we display in a visitors’ center about our new animal?

Mission Performance Task from Action Plan The student’s mission is to research an animal and its environment in order to create a diorama showing the plant and animal life cycles and the benefits of the animal living in a group.

4th Grade Science

4th Grade STEMSCOPES 3D

Bundle 2: Changes Over Time to Earth's Surface and Resources

The students will begin by viewing a time-lapse video of a person’s face aging, and will participate in a teacher-led discussion about how some features of a face are changed by forces as it ages like Earth’s surface. The teacher should then guide the discussion toward the types of changes to Earth’s surface that have occurred over time, and why those changes have occurred.

Anchoring Phenomena Event Students interact with a time-lapse video of a person aging. Anchoring Phenomena Driving Question What types of changes to Earth’s surface have occurred over time, and why?

Mission Performance Task The student’s mission is to create an ad to attract new workers to a coal-mining project.

5th Grade Science

5th Grade STEMScopes 3D

Bundle 1: Matter and energy Flow in an Ecosystem

The students will begin by viewing a video of a turtle eating in the ocean, and participate in a teacher-led discussion about how the turtle eating shows the cycling of matter and energy in a food web. The teacher should then guide the discussion to determine how the class could create a self-sustaining garden that would provide enough food for the community.

Anchoring Phenomena Event Students interact with a video of a turtle eating in an ocean ecosystem.

Anchoring Phenomena Driving Question How can a self-sustaining garden be designed that would provide enough food for the community?

Mission Performance Task from Action Plan The student’s mission is to design a self-sustaining garden that provides food for the community.