This unit is designed with the Grade 1 Manitoba Science curriculum in mind, but the lessons and activities are suitable to be used with any curriculum about living and non-living things. This unit is for Cluster 1: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things.
Each unit contains a lesson idea and interactive journal page for each unit outcome. There is also one science experiment and one design process project in each unit.
These are the lessons/outcomes covered in this unit:
1. Unit title page idea
2. List characteristics of plants, animals, and humans
3. Sort plants, animals, and humans
4. Label the major parts of the human body
5. Sort living and non-living things
6. Compare characteristics of humans and cats
7. Humans are all unique/graph hair colour
8. List different types of plants
9. Describe the parts of a plant and their function
10. Use a checklist to determine if objects are living or non-living
11. Compare how living things grow and change
12. Name the needs of living things
13. Describe how to care for a living thing (cat, fish, plant, or cow)
14. Test which sense is the most helpful to humans (science experiment)
15. Name which sense each animal uses to find their food
16. Compare how living things get their food
17. Build a habitat for a living thing (design process)
18. Name a job or hobby that requires knowledge of living things
19. Create a classroom healthy action plan with a weekly checklist
20. Describe how to show respect for a classroom pet or plant
21. Compare fact vs. fiction about plants or animals (using a book or movie such as Jack and the Beanstalk or Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
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*Updated* This unit comes bundled with two files now--the original PDF version and an editable PowerPoint version. If you teach Science in another language (German or Spanish perhaps?) you can edit the text boxes on the student pages to meet your needs. The teacher information pages are not editable, but all the student pages are! You do need to have PowerPoint in order to edit the file.