This mini unit includes everything you need to teach your students about the world they live in. It is a *perfect* unit to teach around Earth Day!
The packet includes twelve 5-E lesson plans:
* Introduction: The Globe
* The earth is made up of three things: land, air, water
* Exploring Air
* What is Land?
* Making Geodes and Geode Nests
* Sorting Rocks
* Exploring Water
* Salt Water/Fresh Water Experiment
* Water Clarity Experiment
* Simple Landforms- What is a Landform?
* Simple Landforms- Islands and Lakes
* Make Your Own Landforms
Each lesson includes multiple real life picture cards that you can project in your classroom using technology or that you can print out to generate a discussion at the beginning of your lesson. The pictures include topics and questions for your students to discuss.This will help build schema and get your students thinking about the essential questions. Each lesson also includes activities (experiments), extension ideas, and a list of the materials that you will need to gather before each lesson.
The science activities and experiments will let your students explore each concept in a hands-on format.
Most activities come with multiple recording sheets, science notebook components, and ways to evaluate your students.
This packet will make it simple for you to teach these standards and is in a format that your students will LOVE.
Please download the preview to get a glimpse at some of the lessons included in this packet! This will give you an idea of how this packet is put together. I know that you (and your students) will love this packet! Enjoy!