Explore an assortment of deductive lesson plan pdf ideas and links to explore the natural world. Activities, Worksheets, and links to investigate the insect world!
Explore the world of bald eagles with your students! Teachers: Please take time to preview the links on any Internet assignment before you use it with your students. With the ever-changing nature of the Internet, links may be become broken or websites are no longer available. Challenge your students to create a “Wanted” poster about an organ. This download provides project guidelines, student information, and project worksheets.
Human Body links page of the Kid Zone. Use this worksheet to help your students explore the history of the microscope as well as other sites listed on the Microscopes page of the Kid Zone . Use this worksheet to help your students learn more about the scanning electron microscope as well as view images created by an electron microscope. Microscopes page of the Kid Zone . Explore the life in a drop of pond water with this worksheet created by Suzan Moyer. The final activity challenges students to create their own food webs to help their organism survive during the Brain Pop Food Fight game. Environment links page at the Kid Zone to find information about the six major land biomes.
I often use this page along with the worksheet for the BrainPOP Land Biomes movie listed below. The students enjoy the movie and do a great job writing their own endings to the story. It also provides a great connection to the many topics we discuss related to deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, and human impacts on the Earth. I use this EFT during my environmental science unit. It is a great way to help students connect the various concepts from the unit to environmental issues we are facing today.
I use this worksheet during a unit on classification. Classification page of the Kid Zone. I use this worksheet during the genetics unit to review the parts of a flower and introduce self-pollination and cross-pollination. A worksheet that challenges students to identify different types of fungi based on the clues provided. This powerpoint provides links to three online videos along with related discussion questions to explore the ethical issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering. I decided to adapt the project to a smaller level using our school garden, which is a quick walk to our front schoolyard! I started this new project in the fall of 2016 as part of my Ecology unit for my 8th grade students.
The goal of project was to investigate biodiversity by documenting the bug populations that could be found there. PPT and worksheets as well as information regarding learning standards. After learning about the basic parts of a microscope and an overview of the proper procedures for using them, my students visit 5 lab stations to learn more about the world of microscopes. I allow at least 15-20 minutes per station and provide all the materials needed to complete the activities.
NOTE: I developed this lab to deal with increasing class sizes and a limited amount of microscopes. With the stations, I am able to set up groups of 5-6 students and the students enjoy not having to share microscopes. Provides an overview of the unit as well as a description of the station activities and materials needed. A set of 24 cards with mystery images and clues for each one. These review materials go with Station 5 of the unit and includes a vocabulary challenge and “label the parts” microscope diagram. Student worksheet for the Microscope Mania station cards.
Two puzzles related to the world of microscopes – a word search and make-a-word challenge. I provide this worksheet with the student worksheet for the stations, so students can work on the puzzles using any extra time they have after finishing station activities. I use this puzzle as a review for the unit test. I use this presentation at the beginning of the microscope unit to review the parts of the microscope, discuss magnification, and review how to use a microscope as well as directions on how to make wet-mount slides. A basic lesson with an overhead key and student worksheet related to the parts of a microscope.
Student quiz on the parts of a microscope. This quiz includes sections on labeling the parts of a micrscope as well as questions about power of magnification. Small cards students can use to document the different specimens they view with the microscope. Use the completed cards to make a classroom display! Need more ideas for your microscope unit or want ideas for additional stations? They are sure to find little critters zooming around the slide. Golden Guide publishes an inexpensive Pond Water booklet that contains lots of pictures and information.