Kindergarten Earth and Human Activity-Composting with Worms

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This lesson is compatible with the Kindergarten Next Generation Science standard* K-ESS3-3, Earth and Space Science 3: Earth and Human Activity. Students will be able to “[c]ommunicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, air, water, and/or other living things.”

It doesn’t get any more hands-on than this lesson, which explores the biology of LIVE earthworms! Students will absolutely love getting their hands dirty and will not even notice they are learning in the process. Wrap up the lesson with an investigation of composting and its benefits for the environment.
Here is what’s included in the 44-page lesson:

-Clickable table of contents

-Teacher materials list and notes

-A Next Generation Science Standards* Poster stating “I can…” or “I understand…” statements aligned with the standards

-6 pages of vocabulary cards related to the topic of Earth science, worms, and composting

-13 pages of worksheets about Earth science, worms, and composting

-3 pages of a hands-on activity about Earth science, worms, and composting including materials list, directions, and observation table

-BONUS!!! Detailed description of our hands-on project, including pictures and videos available on our website Curious Little Classroom

-A 2-page assessment covering the lesson objectives

-Worksheet, project, and assessment answer keys

-A comprehensive lesson plan including:
Title, Grade, Objectives, NGSS*, Materials Needed, Connections to Real Life, Connections Across the Curriculum, Anticipated Difficulties with the Content, Pre-Requisite Knowledge, Key Vocabulary, Lesson Delivery Method, Examples for Better Understanding, Assessment, Wrap Up and Review, Extensions, and Modifications.

This lesson can be used in a general education or special education classroom, in a home school setting, or as an enrichment experience.

Source:
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

*"Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”

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Kindergarten Earth and Human Activity-Composting with Worms
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