Guided Science: Ecosystems STEAM Unit

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Formats Included
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15 pages
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This guided science unit all about Ecosystems is intended for primary grade classrooms or older students reading on lower grade levels. With vocabulary activities, a visualization page, reading passages, writing responses, comprehension questions, and a STEAM challenge, your students will be highly engaged and motivated to learn!

Featuring simplified text, this ecosystems unit provides students with exposure to academic language in an easy to read manner. With a full lesson plan and ideas for differentiation, this unit can be used with your whole class or with small groups. Use it during your science period, as an integrated cross-curricular reading lesson, or as an independent study for gifted students.

Addresses NGSS Standards 3-LS2.


Lesson Plan and Teaching Guide

KWL Chart

Building Background Chart

Vocabulary Picture Cards

Vocabulary Definitions

Vocabulary Quiz

Making Observations Page

Interactive Reading Passages

Reading Assessment

STEAM Challenge Teacher Page

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This unit can be printed for interactive notebooks, projected, or shared digitally with students via Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Please note that this unit is intended for one classroom only. For department or grade-level use, please purchase additional licenses.

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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