A set of 3 highly illustrative lessons in this Grade 1 workbook dealing with aspects of Critical Thinking in Science.
Total Pages: 16
Includes Certificate of Completion.
Lesson 1: The Elements of Food Chains
Critical thinking skill development fostered by challenging the child to analyze the elements of the food chain as well as understand the interdependent relationships within food chains.
Lesson 2: Your Part in the Food Chain
Critical thinking skill development fostered by encouraging the child to examine their own role in the food chain.
Lesson 3: Food Chain Impact
Critical thinking skill development fostered by motivating the child to explore and evaluate positive and negative impacts that change can bring about in food chains.
US Next Generation Science Standards addressed in these lessons:
1. Structure, Function, and Information Processing
1-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.* [Clarification Statement: 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.]
K-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.