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Subject: Science (K - 2)
Title: Life is a Breath of Fresh Air
Description: In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), air pollution will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series. *This lesson is provided by Lana Holmes.


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Subject: Science
Title: Science NetLinks      Add Bookmark
Description: The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science NetLinks strives to be a comprehensive ''homepage'' for K-12 science educators. At the heart of Science NetLinks are standards-based lesson plans that incorporate reviewed Internet resources, and can be selected according to specific benchmarks and grade ranges. Each lesson is tied to at least one learning goal and uses research-based instructional strategies that support student learning. The lessons are written for the teacher, but include student-ready materials such as student sheets (student reproducibles) or E-Sheets (online worksheets that enable students to engage directly in Internet activities). Science NetLinks is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
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Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Investigating Local Ecosystems      Add Bookmark
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to use Internet resources to investigate the habitats of local plants and animals and to explore some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other. In the lesson, students observe living organisms in a local ecosystem and create detailed drawings and descriptions of them.
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Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science
Title: Objects in the Sky      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Shadows      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, one of a four-part series on the sky, students explore making shadows. They also track the movement of an object's shadow over the course of a day to look for patterns. It is best to couple this shadow activity with reading the book '' Bear Shadow'' and making a map of Bear's neighborhood. Contains investigation / experiment
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science
Title: The Moon      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson encourages young students to see themselves as writers with a message to convey. Three types of reports are provided to show what kindergartners and emergent writers can do.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K



Subject: Science
Title: The Warmth of the Sun      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson from Science NetLinks, students take a closer look at the sun and begin to recognize its critical function in heating and warming the air, land, and water that sustain our lives. This involves drawing their attention to the basics of the heat around them and how the sun is the primary source of that warmth. They then perform a number of indoor and outdoor activities that help them begin to identify the sun as the natural, universal source of heat in the world.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



Subject: Science
Title: Lunar Cycle      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Language Arts, Science
Title: Modeling Shadows      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: K,1,2



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