Science Poems and Activities for Primary Grades

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1st - 3rd
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Science Poems are a great way to integrate science instruction with your literacy instruction. Reading these poems with your students will stimulate their interest in science, introduce vocabulary, and increase understanding of science concepts.

Teachers can use the poems to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension as a supplement to district reading programs.

Each poem has an activity to supplement your district's science curriculum.

Poems and activities include:

I Can Be a Scientist (poem)

I Can Be a Scientist (stationery - 2 versions - with and without primary lines)

My Five Senses (poem)

I Learn About the World (*new poem added October 2019)

My Five Senses (observation sheet)

I Look Through My Wonder Window (poem)

Wonder Window template color

Wonder Window template black and white

Little Egg, Little Egg (poem)

Little Egg, Little Egg (mini-booklet)

Bugs (poem)

My Bug Investigation (activity sheet)

What’s For Lunch (poem)

Animal Investigation (activity sheet)

Springtime (poem)

Springtime Scavenger Hunt (activity sheet)

What’s the Matter? (a riddle poem)

What’s the Matter? (a riddle poem) with pictures

What’s the Matter? (sorting activity)

Teaching suggestions are also included. Teachers may use the poems as a part of their Poem of the Week routine or to introduce or review science concepts.

This product is also part of a bundle:

Poem of the Week Bundle

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To find out more about implementing a Poem of the Week program in your classroom, visit my blog, Theresa's Teaching Tidbits.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern. Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same. Assessment does not include inheritance or animals that undergo metamorphosis or hybrids.
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).


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