This packet helps students in the lower grades or those diagnosed with autism and other cognitive disabilities learn about the environment; man-made versus naturally occurring territories. There is an additional activity included within the packet on learning to differentiate between environmentally friendly and not so friendly conditions.
Four sorting activities & one matching challenge
On page 3, the template is designed to allow the student to match natural versus man-made products with a color that matches the category in which they belong. The color coordination allows the student to easily answer the question and begin to gain confidence. After mastering the easier challenge, the student can move on to the next challenge.
On page 6, the two categories are the same color and the student will have to sort out the 16 orange color picture icons into the correct category; natural versus man made.
On page 7, the two categories include natural versus man-made environments i.e. mountains versus a house and there are 16 green picture icons that the student is required to categorize and located on pages 8 and 9.
On page 11 there is a pink template and the student is required to sort the pink picture icons (located within pages 9 & 10) into environmentally ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ categories.
On page 12, there are six career match challenges; the student can mix up the cards and match the jobs on the picture icons
Science concepts covered:
Differentiate between natural and man-made materials
Differentiate between natural and man-made environments
Differentiate between environmentally ‘good’ (recycling) versus ‘bad’ (pollution) actions.
Expose the student to some examples of jobs within the earth science field