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Living Things

Laurie Ayers
Beacon Learning Center (Bay District Schools)

Description

The purpose of this unit is for first graders to learn about living things. Students will learn how to group living things, basic needs of living things, that there are many different living things and that each has an environment. They will also learn how living things adapt to both their environment and for survival purposes. Language Arts skills are reinforced using the science content.

Questions

What is a living thing?
What do living things need to stay alive?
How do living things survive?

Duration

What is a living thing?
What do living things need to stay alive?
How do living things survive?

Associated Files

Unit Plan Overview (PDF)†††††File Extension:††pdf

Diagnostic Assessment (PDF)†††††File Extension:††pdf

Summative Assessment 1 (PDF)†††††File Extension:††pdf

Summative Assessment 2 (PDF)†††††File Extension:††pdf

Final Summative (PDF)†††††File Extension:††pdf

Lesson Plans

Is It Alive?
This is the first lesson of the Unit Plan: Living Things. Students explore living things and their habitats. They create an original Itís Alive! book to demonstrate what they have learned.

Habitats and All That
This lesson plan explores climate characteristics of different environments, adaptations of living things to environments, and adaptations of living things for survival. It is the second lesson of the Unit Plan: Living Things.

Web Links

This lesson introduces the concepts of basic needs, grouping, and habitats.
Critter Craze
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