Included in this set are six activities including a community service activity designed to meet the NGSS kindergarten standards about the needs of living things:
-Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
-Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
The activities included are as follows:
-National Zoo Animal Cams
-Animal Shelter Play Center
-Animal Shelter Community Service Project (mini PBL)
-How do animals build homes? (STEM)
-Do plants need light? (experiment)
-Do plants need water? (experiment)
All of the activities are hands-on and kindergarten friendly. The activities require some materials, but most of them are common classroom objects such as clay and glue. The activities can be completed in groups, individually, in pairs, or as a whole group depending on your specific classroom needs. Each activity includes the materials needed, directions, and reflection questions.
The mini PBL gives students the opportunity to advocate for animals in need. They will work to collect donation items for a local animal shelter.