K-5 Science and/or Social Studies -May 2021
Reducing Human Impact
In this scope, students will learn human impacts earth systems but they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things.
Pollution Sort- Activity
In this activity, students identify how different types of pollution affect different parts of our environment.
New Home- Engineering Solution
Students design a house and road to get to their new homes while evaluating the solution with the least amount of human impact on the plants and animals in that environment.
Human Impact Game-Activity
Students play a memory game to match human impact on the environment with the reasons why those impacts occur, and they discuss ways to reduce them.
Use of Natural Resources
In this scope, students will learn humans use natural resources for everything they do.
Natural Resource Chains- Activity
Students learn about the different ways that humans use natural resources in their everyday lives to meet their needs.
What is it Made Of?- Activity
Students sort different objects based on whether they are made from plants, animals, or rocks.
Kindergarten Social Studies
1st Grade Science
Animal Trait Inheritance and Variation
In this scope, students will learn young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents.
In this activity, students create and observe how offspring differ by incorporating various traits from both mother and father bugs.
Are You My Parents?-Activity
Students match animal babies to their parents based on their traits.
Plant Trait Inheritance and Variation
Students will learn plants are very much, but not exactly, like their parents.
Plant Babies- Activity
In this activity, students make a model showing traits that can appear in offspring.
Who Are My Parents?- Activity
In this activity, students observe images of plants and match offspring with parents.
2nd Grade Science
2nd Grade Social Studies
Economic Concepts in Our Community
In this unit, students will learn how people barter to exchange goods and services as well as how money is used to buy and sell goods and services. They will come to understand the relationship of income, labor, and wages and describe personal cost-benefit analysis. Finally, students will learn the difference between consumption and production as they relate to goods and services within our region.
3rd Grade Science: Unit 4- Physical Science
4th Grade Science: Unit 4- Plant and Animal Parts
Plant and Animal Parts
What do an animal’s unique parts have to do with its survival?
Explore 1: Plant Guts
- What are the different parts and structures of plants?
Explore 2: Interactive Model of Body Systems
- How do our internal body structures interact to help us survive?
Explore 3: Adaptation Match Up
- How do physical traits support an organism’s ability to survive, grow, and reproduce?
5th Grade Social Studies
Unit 4: The Change in Economic, Political and Social Rights of Individuals and Groups Over Time
Overview of Unit: In this unit students will learn about the cultural impact and changing roles among Native Americans, Immigrants, African Americans, and women from 1800-2000. They will apply this knowledge to present day situations dealing with inequality and civil rights.
● How have economic, political, and social rights of individuals and groups changed over time in the United States?
● How did the roles of Native Americans, Immigrants, African Americans, women, and others changed over time?
Enduring Understanding/Big Ideas:
● Analyzing how different groups of people struggled and changed throughout the 1800s-2000.
● Describing the economic, political, and social rights of individuals and groups over time.