Cycles in Nature Unit will provide you with lots of fun, hands-on activities to teach students about different cycles in nature such as day and night, seasons, phases of the moon, tides, animal life cycles, and plant life cycles! EVERYTHING you need to teach a science unit about cycles in nature can be found here! This 2-week unit includes:
+ 6 Science Lessons on Everything Cycles in Nature: Lessons teach students to define what a cycle is, explain why we have day and night, explain why we have seasons, model and explain the phases of the moon (new moon, first quarter, full moon, and third/last quarter), explain why we have tides and analyze a tidal chart, explain animal life cycles (frog and butterfly life cycles are covered), and explain plant life cycles. Hands-on components include demonstrations, creating models, edible activities, and foldables. All lessons are aligned with state standards and are made for teachers on a budget.
+ 15 Worksheets
+ 10 Hands-On Activities
+ 6 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 2 Foldables/Manipulatives
+ 1 Quiz
+ 1 Test
+ 2 Sets of Word Wall Cards: One set of word wall cards with pictures and another set with only the term on each card.
+ 1 Time Line of Suggested Activities: Provides a timeline for using the activities and experiments included within this set and provides links to websites featuring videos of concepts being taught.
+ Answer keys included throughout
+ PDF & Digital Activities: 7 worksheets, 6 entry tickets, quiz, and test (18 digital pages total) are also available in digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.
Terms used throughout unit:
- First Quarter
- Third/Last Quarter
- New Moon
- Full Moon
- High Tide
- Low Tide
Virginia Science SOL: 3.8
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. This bundle is 750+ pages and includes everything you need to teach science for an entire year! It has been priced so that you get one unit for free!
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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