STEM Reader: w/ ELA - Giant Pandas - Life Cycles and Ecosystems - Print and Go Upper Elementary
Print-n-Go STEM Readers – Upper Elementary: “Giant Pandas”. STEM Readers is series of STEM lessons that are cross curricular with ELA lessons that allows students to incorporate engaging and essential STEM and ELA themes and standards while learning about engaging subjects – like Giant Pandas. Perfect for centers, early finishers, whole class assignments and more. ALL NGSS-based.

Giant Panda STEM Reader - Next Generation Science Standards:
3-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
5-PS3 Energy and 5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
S1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Differentiated PLUS cross curricular – ELA embedded assignments – SPaG and standards based. STEM activities – including two video links (3 minutes and 5 minutes) with activities. Students can complete these items alone or as a class – depending on technology available and student aptitude.

Page 2 Fluency practice: “Life Cycle of a Giant Panda
Page 3: Comprehension Quiz
Page 4: Fluency practice: “Transfer of Matter in Ecosystems”
Page 5: Transfer of Matter in Ecosystems of Giant Panda Worksheet
Page 6: Giant Panda Fact Contraction Check Adjective and Alliteration Practice
Page 7: Giant Pandas – Shrinking Refuge Comprehension and Vocabulary
Page 8: STEM Vocabulary
Page 9: Sentence Structure and Perfect Panda Personification (see what I did there?)
Page 10: WoLong’s Pandas (3-minute video link and comprehension questions
Page 11: Bamboo Mountain: China’s Pandas (5:32) and comprehension questions with summary practice
Page 12: Describe Each Picture: Topic Lifecycle of a Giant Panda
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Created: May 16, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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