Included in this bundle are adorable worksheets geared towards your First Graders! They will be encouraged to make observations, do fun hands-on experiments, and think like scientists!
Are you finding it difficult to construct a manageable "biomimicry" lesson where your students are to "use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs"? I certainly was!! I have included a cute, manageable project that does exactly this with your first grade students in mind!
I have also included a primary take on the popular "bird beak" experiment. A detailed lesson plan is included as well as an adorable worksheet with pictures of the 4 types of birds and the tools they will use to represent their "beaks" or "bills".
Another engaging experiment involves Skittles and M&Ms (or the substitution of snap cubes or beads if you are not allowed to use food). It will have your "scientists" gain a better understanding how camouflage helps animals survive in their environment. A color coded worksheet is included, as well as a black and white page for those of you saving your valuable ink.
"A Chip Off the Old Block" has some ideas to help teach your students about the similarities and differences between animals and their offspring.
An editable Exit Ticket is also included!!