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First Grade Science Lesson
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:07 PM
I am currently working towards a degree in Elementary Education and am required to teach a first grade science lesson. If you have any exciting topics or lessons I would love your advice!
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:17 PM
I did a 5E Lesson on the solar system. The students enjoyed the topic. You can also do it on solids, liquids, and gas which is another lesson they enjoy or on plants.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:48 PM
I observed a science lesson in one of my field placements over camouflage. The teacher introduced the concept of camouflage to her first graders and asked why animals use it. My teacher used a moth as an example and how it uses camouflage to hide from predators. She gave each student a moth cutout and told students to camouflage it around the room. For example, my teacher has a red cloth in her classroom and she colored her moth red and taped it to the cloth. Once students camouflaged their moth, she had students look around to find each others. The students really enjoyed the activity and learned a lot too!
Hope this helps!
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:12 PM
Hello Caroline! An interesting science lesson that you could do with first graders would be over living and nonliving things. It is very interesting during the engage portion of a science lesson to hear students talk about what they think are living and nonliving things. Also to help students get a better understanding of living and nonliving things look into books that go over the topic such as Living and Nonliving by Abbie Dunne. Additionally, look into bringing objects and allowing students to explore and question if the object or thing is living or nonliving. Good luck and hope this helps!
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:55 PM
I did a lesson on food cycles. It was a 5E, I would recommend that you take a lot on 5E because it is hands on and students are thinking through out the lesson.
Virginia E Lopez
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:15 PM
That is a great lesson idea. The food cycle helps teach about nutrition within the science content. The 5E is a very helpful tool to have in a lesson plan because, in my opinion, I have found it helpful to make sure I have gotten all the aspects of a lesson. My students and their learning are my main priority so I want them to get the most out of my lessons. Great job!
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:02 AM
Hi! I did a 5E lesson plan on living and nonliving things, as well as the needs of living organisms and the first grade students whom I worked with were very interested in learning this!
Also, parts of a plant by having them grow a plant is great!
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:32 AM
When studying the states of matter make Oobleck with your students. Just look up Oobleck on the internet and you will find the recipe.
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Sat May 06, 2017 3:25 PM
I'm also in college and one of my classmates did a lesson on living and non-living things. She had a real fish and a Swedish Fish as an example for the kids to see the difference between living and non-living.
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:28 PM
Dominique, thank you for sharing this idea! I am planning to do a 5E lesson for the first-grade class I student teach in, and I think the idea of bringing in a real fish and a Swedish fish to understand differences between living and nonliving organisms is a great way to help the students connect the information to a real-world application. This will make it all the more meaningful for them and easier to understand. I am definitely going to try and incorporate this into the Explore portion of my lesson! I am going to attach a simple and cute educational song for young learners to learn the major characteristics of living and nonliving organisms, and I would always love to hear more about your classmate’s lesson!
The_Living_Song.pdf (0.36 Mb)
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