This beginner reader book focuses on how animals have inspired many inventions and is perfect for First Grade. NGSS 1-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Process expects students to look at structure and function of external parts of animals and design solutions to a human problem. This 9 page book can be used as an initial ice breaker for your unit on design and inventions.
This kid-friendly book contains graphics that compare animal parts to the inventions they inspired. Text written for emergent/beginning readers. Students can color their own books as this is a low ink black & white printable.
This is easy to assemble for a busy teacher like yourself. Prints 2 copies per page. Set the copy machine to double staple and cut the pile in half. (I bet your school has a paper cutter too that will wack the pages easy peasy.)
Your students will start turning into young scientists after reading this book. Examples of inventions provided are things in their own lives so they can definitely relate to this text. Check out the reviews and feedback. Don't you want your students to become excited about science?
This could be the year that you learn to love science too.
What are you waiting for?