Look Closer is an introduction to the magnifying glass, the microscope, and microscopic studies for students in Kindergarten, First, and Second. Use this informational text for Common Core Reading Standards. Students develop observational skills and familiarity with scientific tools they will need for the New Generation Science Standards completing the lab project.
RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade.
The Look Closer unit includes the following resources and activities:
Page 1, 3- 14: Look Closer Book
Page 15: Vocabulary Three-Part Cards (realistic photos)
Page 16: Vocabulary Three-Part Cards (Clip Art)
Pages 17-18: Student Pages for Interactive Notebooks & Individual Projects (You may choose to have students glue in a picture and write the name of the tool or its definition beside it, for example.)
Page 19: Fill in the Blank (Student Copy)
Page 20: Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Page 21: Comprehension Page (Student Copy)
Page 22: Comprehension Page (Answer Key)
Page 23: Lab Directions & Suggestions for Teachers
Page 24: Lab Directions for Students
Page 25: Parent Notice
Pages 26-30: Magnify It! Science Lab Booklet