In the beginning of the year we will focus on animals and in the spring our focus will be on plants.
These big ideas guide my instruction and student learning:
- Individuals of the same kind differ in their traits and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
- Offspring resemble their parents and each other.
- Plants and animals have life cycles that are part of their adaptations for survival in their natural environments.
For a great science enrichment project visit the following site:
Another great site for animals: National Geographic Kids
The life cycle of organisms will be observed in our classroom with our fast plants and the mealworms, but you can also visit virtually via The Children’s Butterfly Site, the PEACHES Lady Bug Saves the Roses
Here are the FAST PLANT sites including a time lapse video.
and an interview with the scientist that helped to develop fast plants!