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Everything you need in one unit. LOOKING FOR A DETAILED, EASY TO PREP, LIFE-SCIENCE UNIT ABOUT EARTH DAY???? This one’s for you.
Spring Science?
This package contains lessons and activities about

- Different ways to reduce, reuse and recycle
- the vocabulary associated with the 3 R's
- The recycling cycle
- Facts vs opinions
- A step-by-step way to make your own recyled paper
- a variety of techniques to live a GREEN life
- lessons for the chidlren to identify the best way that they can go Green in their own lives
- 3 levels of mini readers for independent research
- Full color posters
- information about the history behind Earth Day
- how different countries have celebrated Earth Day
- An Earth Day Facts research activity
- word wall word cards about Earth Day
- brainstorming about Earth Day
- informational writing about Earth Day
- anchor chart headers for brainstorming
- evaluative lessons about Earth Day
- 60 real photos for sorting
- description activities
- mini books to read about Earth Day
- mini book to create about Earth Day

This unit is stacked full of printables for easy prep.

This is a Science unit about Earth Day which is designed to build Critical Thinking skills for all learners, and to work on increasing language and vocabulary, especially with ELL learners. This unit involves minimal prep and tons of blackline masters.
The critical thinking skills area of the unit is built on the principles of Mohan’s Knowledge Framework which is divided into six areas:
1. DESCRIPTION - In order to fully understand what you are studying the students need to know all the proper vocabulary to describe their thinking. This set of lessons is designed to assess the students’ knowledge and ensure that they have the essential vocabulary to learn about the topic.
2. SEQUENCE - When learning about sequence, the students are building their knowledge about the logical order of things. They are also building on the vocabulary involved like the words “first, then, next after, last...” Being able to organize information into a logical sequence is a higher level thinking skill.
3. CHOICE - Making a choice or a decision is a very difficult skill for some people. Working on this skill is an important step in critical thinking development.
4. CLASSIFICATION - Being able to sort and classify objects into categories is an important critical thinking skill.
5. PRINCIPLES - Principles are a series of steps created to achieve a goal. In this lesson the students can follow the steps to create a drawing. Being able to follow directions in a set order is an important higher-level thinking skill.
6. EVALUATION – this is a skill for the students, not for the teacher. This type of lesson could be used for the teacher’s assessment, but it is initially for building up the skill of evaluating for the child. Evaluation is when the students take all the skills and knowledge that they have learned and put it all together. This is how they synthesize their knowledge.
In this unit there are tons of cut and paste activities, sorting and classifying activities, tallies, full color and black and white versions for the teachers, mini books, tons of images of butterflies and resources for the teacher.
AIR - A Primary Science Unit
WATER - A Primary Science Unit
Rabbits - an Easter Non- Fiction Science Unit
BIRDS - A Primary Science Unit
FARM STUDY - A Primary Science and ELA Unit
TURKEYS - A Primary Science Unit
BATS - A Primary Science Unit
CATS - A Primary Science Unit
PUMPKINS - A Primary Science Unit
AIR, WATER, SOIL - the bundle

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