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Survive and thrive : a life science unit for high-ability learners in kindergarten and first grade

Author: Bruce A Bracken; Joyce VanTassel-Baska; Prufrock Press, Inc.; College of William and Mary. Center for Gifted Education. Project Clarion.; Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Waco, TX : Prufrock Press ; [Williamsburg, VA] : Center for Gifted Education, The College of William and Mary, ©2010.
Series: Project Clarion primary science units; Project Clarion science unit for primary grades
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This life science unit for grades K-1 provides students an opportunity to study animals, their characteristics, and their natural environments while learning about science concepts and scientific investigation processes. The overarching concept of change guides students as they use webcams, media and more to learn how to distinguish the features of animals, to determine their basic needs to survive, as well as  Read more...
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Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Bracken; Joyce VanTassel-Baska; Prufrock Press, Inc.; College of William and Mary. Center for Gifted Education. Project Clarion.; Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program (U.S.)
ISBN: 1593633939 9781593633936
OCLC Number: 505428221
Notes: "Funded by the Jacob K. Javits Program, United States Department of Education."
Description: v, 146 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Clarion units --
Teacher's guide to content --
Unit glossary --
Teaching resources --
Lesson plans --
Overview of lessons --
Preassessment --
Lesson 1. What is a scientist? --
Lesson 2. What is change --
Lesson 3. What do scientists do : observe, question, learn more --
Lesson 4. What do scientists do : experiment, create meaning, tell others --
Lesson 5. What is a life cycle --
Lesson 6. What is the life cycle of a mealworm? --
Lesson 7. What are the requirements for life? --
Lesson 8. What do plants need to thrive? --
Lesson 9. How do animals look different? --
Lesson 10. What is an appendage? --
Lesson 11. How can we classify animals? --
Lesson 12. What have we learned about animals and plants? --
Postassessment --
Appendix A. Concept paper on change --
Appendix B. Teaching models --
Appendix C. Basic concepts in early childhood --
Appendix D. Materials list.
Series Title: Project Clarion primary science units; Project Clarion science unit for primary grades
Responsibility: co-principal investigators: Bruce A. Bracken & Joyce VanTassel-Baska.

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This life science unit for grades K-1 provides students an opportunity to study animals, their characteristics, and their natural environments while learning about science concepts and scientific investigation processes. The overarching concept of change guides students as they use webcams, media and more to learn how to distinguish the features of animals, to determine their basic needs to survive, as well as observe animals in their habitats.

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