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1st Grade COMPLETE NGSS Life Science STEM Curriculum Unit! (1-LS1)(1-LS3)

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This integrated 1st grade STEM curriculum unit is perfect for exploring all of the Next Generation Science and Engineering Standards (NGSS) for life science. This fun and engaging unit is full of science investigations, engineering challenges, integrated ELA and math activities (CCSS), technology components, and a number of other useful STEM resources!

With easy-to-follow lesson plans this unit provides a fluid scope and sequence to guide teachers through the Kindergarten Next Generation Life science standards while also providing opportunities and resources to integrate many of the Common Core standards for math and literacy.

Filled with fun, engaging, inquiry-based activities, your students will have a blast exploring and learning both in and out of the classroom!

Our lessons include over 30 hours of integrated STEM instruction to follow exclusively or provide choices in activities for you to conduct in your classroom!

(This unit is included in our YEAR-LONG 1st Grade NGSS STEM Curriculum! Check it out to get this awesome unit and many many more resources for Physical and Earth Science!)

Filled with fun, engaging, inquiry-based activities, your students will have a blast exploring and learning in and out of the classroom!

Through 13 awesome lessons, students will:

-Learn how to identify an organism and share evidence to support their claims
-Learn how organisms use their parts to meet their needs

-Explore how living and non-living things are similar and different

-Investigate how humans use their body parts to survive

-Learn how animals use their body parts to meet their needs

-Learn about biomimicry & how nature has inspired human technology
-Engage in a Biomimicry Engineering Challenge

-Investigate the similarities and differences among parents and their offspring

-Learn about variation of traits among offspring & Create their own variety of baby fish!
-Explore the many ways that parents protect their offspring

This unit was created to guide teachers through the 1st Grade Next Generation Life Science Standards. Our unit is built to give teachers a scope and sequence filled with investigations, activities, technology and literacy connections to dive into the NGSS standards in an effective and meaningful way.

Our lessons include over 30 hours of life science instruction to follow exclusively or provide choices in activities for you to conduct in your classroom.

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LESSONS & RESOURCES INCLUDED IN THIS Unit!!!

Unit Driving Questions

Unit Vocabulary Word Wall Cards

Lesson 1: Organisms are Living Things

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Suggested Read Aloud List
  • Living Things Scavenger Hunt Note-taker
  • Focus Question exit ticket (Sentence Stems included!)

Lesson 2: Is it an organism?

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Using Evidence Writing Sentence Frame template
  • Organism Sort Worksheet
  • Organism Question sheet & Answer Key
  • Focus Question exit ticket with sentence stems & Answer Key

Lesson 3: Earthworm Exploration

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Earthworm & Rock Exploration Data Sheet
  • Focus Question exit ticket with sentence stems & Answer Key

Lesson 4: Body Parts

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Helpful Human Parts Teacher Sheet
  • Suggested Read Aloud list

Lesson 5: Structure & Function

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Structure & Function Graphic Organizer & Answer Key
  • Youtube Video suggestions
  • A Shark Has Body Parts that Help it Survive Worksheet & Answer Key
  • A Kangaroo Has Body Parts that Help it Survive Worksheet & Answer key

Lesson 6: Biomimicry: Organism Log & Anchor Chart

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Suggested Biomimcry Youtube Videos
  • Suggested Read Aloud Books
  • Biomimicry Picture Card Match
  • Biomimicry Log
  • Biomimicry Model Woksheet
  • Human Homes Inspired By Nature Student Reader & Think & Review Questions and key


Lesson 7: Biomimicry Engineering Design Challenge

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • 5 Biomimicry Engineering Design Challenge Task Cards
  • Biomimicry Engineering Design Challenge Student Note-taker and Planner
  • Focus Question Exit Ticket with Sentence Stems & Answer Key
  • Engineering Design Challenge Assessment Rubric
  • Collaboration Rubric
  • Engineering Design Process Poster

Lesson 8: What's the Same?

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Animals and Their Offspring PPT
  • Similar Traits Student Sheet
  • Suggested Read Aloud List
  • Are you my mother Writing Activity
    Writing storyboard student sheet
  • Parent Cards
  • 2 Mystery Parent Math Puzzles

Lesson 9: What's Different?

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Organisms and Their Offspring PPT
  • YouTube & Read Aloud Suggestions
  • Traits & Variations Student Note-Taker

Lesson 10: Compare and Contrast Parents & Offspring

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
    Organisms and Their Offspring Cards
  • Compare and Contrast Student Worksheet
  • Focus Question Exit Ticket & Answer Key

Lesson 11: Beautiful Baby Fish

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Baby fish templates
  • Baby Fish Trait Chart
  • Baby Fish Student Worksheet
  • Baby Fish Student Writing Page

Lesson 12: Protect Those Babies!

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • YouTube Video & Read Aloud Suggestions
  • Student T-Chart
  • Focus Question Exit Tickets & Answer Keys

Lesson 13: Parents to the Rescue!

  • Step-by-step Lesson plan, Focus Question & Vocab
  • Red Tailed Hawks Protect Their Young: Animal Fact File
  • Beavers Protect Their Young: Animal Fact File
  • Chimpanzees Protect Their Young: Animal Fact File
  • Red Foxes Protect Their Young: Animal Fact File
  • How Animals Protect Their Young Graphic Organizer
  • Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Student Writing Support Sheet
  • Focus Question & Answer Key

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Standards

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NGSS1-LS3-1
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same. Assessment does not include inheritance or animals that undergo metamorphosis or hybrids.
NGSS1-LS1-2
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
NGSS1-LS1-1
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Examples of human problems that can be solved by mimicking plant or animal solutions could include designing clothing or equipment to protect bicyclists by mimicking turtle shells, acorn shells, and animal scales; stabilizing structures by mimicking animal tails and roots on plants; keeping out intruders by mimicking thorns on branches and animal quills; and, detecting intruders by mimicking eyes and ears.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.

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