Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:50 PM
Content Knowledge: Organisms
This SciGuide is organized into three themes: Community, Ecosystems, and Environment. I looked at the Environment theme because the content is about Biomes, the Hawaii Content Standard I will be teaching in my next second grade unit. Although content, inquiry, and assessment are listed as key tools, I found that this SciGuide is heavy on content. This SciGuide is great for the teacher to learn about biomes. This SciGuide also includes some technology learning experiences. There are a lot of photographs of plants, animals, and biomes for students to observe, games (To Plant Or Not To Plant) to play and learn about plants and the biomes they grow in, and videos for students to watch. I personally recommend the National Geographic Explorer for Kids because it is has many videos and photographs about all kinds of interesting animals.