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Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or English Language Arts (1), or English Language Arts (1), or Mathematics (1 - 2), or Science (1)
Title: Mr. Crocodile's Busy Day
Description: Students will listen to the book What Time is it Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra. The students will read and use Mr. Crocodile’s schedule to answer questions as well as read analog and digital clocks to the hour.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Arts Education (K - 2), or Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Weather
Description: Over this three-week unit, students will learn basic concepts about weather and the part it plays in their everyday lives. Students will make a slideshow presentation that summarizes the content presented about seasons and things in the sky. Also, students will make a flyer that summarizes the content presented about severe weather and severe weather safety. Finally, students will keep a daily log of local weather and put this information into a website.


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Subject: Science (1), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Phases of the Moon
Description: This lesson will familiarize students with the phases of the moon. It can be taught in a unit dealing with the solar system. It involves all learning types-kinesthetic, auditory, tactile, and visual.


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Subject: Science
Title: Lunar Cycle     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students become familiar with repeating patterns in nature, namely the phases of the moon. Beginning with a hands-on activity to give students a tangible demonstration of the moon's rotation, this lesson incorporates student observation, documentation, and online activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts, Science
Title: Modeling Shadows     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a four-part series on the sky, students construct models to demonstrate their understanding of shadows. The lesson uses the book Bear Shadow, by Frank Asch.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: Objects in the Sky     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the first of a four-part series on the sky, students observe the daytime and nighttime sky. They create a journal page documenting their observations in words and pictures.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip     
Description: 3, 2, 1... Blast off! Students learn new vocabulary by taking a virtual field trip to the moon, read-alouds, creating a picture dictionary, and completing a final writing activity.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science
Title: The Moon     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a four-part series on the sky, students observe the Moon each evening and draw its shape. Their sketches are then posted on a calendar and students determine the pattern in the shapes over several weeks.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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NASA Kids
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Lots of puzzles, games, facts, and other resources about the Earth and space. 

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NASA Kids
http://kids.msfc.nas...
Lots of puzzles, games, facts, and other resources about the Earth and space. 

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