Topic Splash Spring Fling for Nature. Sara Kleczka Roger Williams University Elementary Education / French E-mail me!. Developer Page. Developer Materials Overview Resources Self-Assessment Next Generation Tools Student Materials Introduction Internet Activities
Roger Williams University
Elementary Education / French
GRADE SPAN EXPECTATIONS FOR LIFE SCIENCE
GRADE SPAN EXPECTATIONS FOR EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE
ESS 1 The Earth and earth materials as we know them today have developed over long periods of time, through continual change processes.
This topic splash can be implemented during March or April, when students are excited about the changes in nature. It includes information about changes for animals, plants and weather. It can be incorporated into any lesson about thesetopics.
Students will record their work in their Scientist’s Notebooks. They are required to answer questions about each website and topic. They will also answer broad /open-ended questions that pertain to the entire lesson.
4 Exceeds expectations
3 Meets all expectations
2 Falls short in minor, but critical areas
1 Falls short in several critical areas
0 Fails to meet expectations
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This topic splash is about the exciting changes you are probably noticing outside now that the season of spring has arrived. You will visit websites and answer questions in your scientist notebooks. Throughout the lesson you will observe changes in temperature, learn about some springtime animal behaviors, and discover where all the blooming flowers come from.
(click on hints if you get stuck)
Here are some questions to keep you in the spring mindset!
Here are some websites if you just love springtime!
Hopefully, this topic splash helped you learn about some spring changes that may be occurring in your neighborhood. Go outside and observe these changes and discover some of your own.
Check out this fun activity about observing spring changes. It very easy and will help you become a better observer of nature!