This activity packet is aligned with the Ontario Grade 1 Science curriculum. This packet addresses the following overall ideas:
- Assess the impact of daily and seasonal changes on living things, including humans;
- Investigate daily and seasonal changes;
- Demonstrate an understanding of what daily and seasonal changes are and of how these changes affect living things;
What is included in this packet?
This packet includes 20 lessons, 29 activity worksheets, 1 final quiz and 16 readings that help to meet the above curriculum expectations. There are also 7 interactive notebook activities that could be used instead of some of the activity worksheets. The lessons are:
Lesson 4.1 - Introducing the Unit
Lesson 4.2 - Cycles
Lesson 4.3 - The Sun
Lesson 4.4 - Day and Night
Lesson 4.5 - Changes in Daylight
Lesson 4.6 - Exploring Spring
Lesson 4.7 - Spring Weather
Lesson 4.8 - Living Things in Spring
Lesson 4.9 - Exploring Summer
Lesson 4.10 - Summer Weather
Lesson 4.11 - Living Things in Summer
Lesson 4.12 - Exploring Fall
Lesson 4.13 - Fall Weather
Lesson 4.14 - Living Things in Fall
Lesson 4.15 - Exploring Winter
Lesson 4.16 - Winter Weather
Lesson 4.17 - Living Things in Winter
Lesson 4.18 - Comparing Seasons
Lesson 4.19 - Indoor and Outdoor Activities
Lesson 4.20 - Daily and Seasonal Changes
What ASSESSMENTS are included?
Great question! This unit has little writing, so most of the assessments take place through whole-class instruction and discussions. There are 3 checklists that can be used to assess student understanding of the big ideas, and of the specific expectations. There is also a final quiz included in this packet that has multiple choice options, and a single question where students respond with an activity that can be done during the winter time only.
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