The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a game-changer for science at the elementary level. They are performance standards – the students must “do science” in order to show attainment. Because they need to be worked into the very busy day in an elementary classroom, it is imperative the science standards be integrated with reading and writing workshops and not treated as a separate subject. The Science Clubhouse Workshop series does just that. As a matter of fact, this lesson is also included as a part of a larger, 7 lesson compilation sold here on TPT. Search for: Science Clubhouse Workshop - Kindergarten Compilation (All 7 lessons together).
This lesson integrates science, reading, and writing standards. It is a lesson about observing and finding patterns related to what living organisms need to survive.
1. Talk about what scientists do.
2. Make observations in the “field” (outdoors, in classrooms, in media, at home).
3. Read How Do Living Things Find Food as a Read-Aloud.
Write in a Venn diagram identifying what plants and animals need to survive. Encourage students to put ideas on paper with letters as well as pictures.
Keyterms: Edvance21, Gail Wortmann, Kindergarten, CC, CCSS, Common Core, Writing, Reading, Science, Engineering, NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards, K-LS1-1