Students explore the meaning of families by discussing their own families, creating a family portrait, using texts, outdoor experiences, and guest speakers, and then connecting their ideas to the natural world through animal families. They will concretely explore an element, such as homes, that are necessary for family survival (e.g., What is a home? How will you build a home to keep your family safe?). Through loose part play and small group conversations, children will connect the importance of families in a global context.
This integrated set of activities strives to incorporate learning out of doors, environmental connections to the grade 5 science topic of Conservation of Energy and Resources as well as big ideas... read more
This unit plan asks the overarching question: how does our increasing understanding of genetics impact our personal decisions and choices? The unit is divided into the following subsections: 1.... read more
Some examples of simple but effective activities to help students understand better concepts identified as being challenging. Here are examples that might help you with Sig Digs, Kinematics, and... read more