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 weather and seasons. This unit is for Cluster 4: Daily and Seasonal Changes.
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. Days of the week
3. Cycle of seasons
4. Name two things the sun gives us
5. Sort day time things and night time things
6. Sequence events of a day
7. Explore how shadows are created
8. Test the sun's position over the course of a day (science experiment)
9. Record temperature throughout the day
10. Match how living things change throughout the day
11. Describe characteristics of the four seasons
12. Describe how we prepare for the seasons
13. Describe how a meteorologist helps us prepare for seasonal changes
14. Name features of buildings that keep us comfortable in all the seasons
15. Sort clothing for each season
16. Describe how to stay safe during extreme weather
17. Describe how to participate in activities year-round
18. Describe how living things prepare for winter (three activities)
19. Design a bird feeder (design process)
20. Describe four types of clouds
21. Describe how a thermometer works
22. Describe the purpose of a wind vane and rain gauge
23. Describe the colours of a rainbow
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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.