This could work if the fair test aspect was removed and replaced with an observation sheet. then the children could look for plants that are providers, small insects that are feeding off the plants then any evidence of predators (spiders or birds). Not every science investigation is a 'fair test' with variables that need to be identified.
This is a detailed session plan for an observed literacy lesson relating to the poetry ‘Silly Stuff’ unit. I have attached the Smartboard file that links to the session plan. I hope someone may find this useful. My class really enjoyed this unit. Please leave feedback.
This is a Smartboard file together with two session plans.
The first session plan labelled Tuesday does not relate to the smartboard. However, the session plan called Wednesday does relate to the Smartboard.
I used worksheets appropriate to my class, as some children were only able to do on the hour and half past.
Smartboard notebook with giving change activities to use as a whole class.
This works alongside the session plan, which is detailed. My class varied from a level 1b to a level 3a in a year 2 class of 29, inc. three EAL.
I was observed and assessed for this lesson and achieve good with outstanding features.
I used baskets of items on the children's desks for independent activities so they could choose an item and work in pairs to find the correct change.
Tasks were differentiated by: resources, TAs, and amount that children had to find change from.
This activitiy worked over four days. Children enjoyed the role play element.
The ICT maths resource referred to is in a Maths Pack. I have details, if required.
Year 5 and 6 lesson plan and smartboard file relating to coasts, coastal erosion and sea defences. Lesson encourages children to find out about different sea defences using ICT and hands on activity using sand and water. Worksheets and sand activity are attached within the session plan.
The videos used can be found on Primary Espresso.
This product consists of a series of cards about critically endangered species.
It's a Pokemon cards inspired activity to motivate students to this topic.
It has a few suggestions about how to explore them but I´m looking forward to hear about your ideas!
Next Generation Science Standards:
3-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
3-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
4-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity
The book is designed to support new and existing science teachers. It put together a number of old and new ways to inspire students and engage them in their learning. This is particularly useful for new and trainee science teachers as it gives ideas and guidance, all in one place.
This is a merge of the 3 book in the series of making science engaging and memorable through the use of investigations and demonstrations.
This book contains all 150 demonstrations and investigations from the 3 books that are also available separately.
A resource to help teach Life Cycles and Processes.
Contains 9 sheets about the life cycle of a frog and of a butterfly, for teachers to use as they see fit.
- Frog life cycle information sheet to colour,
- Butterfly life cycle info sheet to colour,
- Frog life cycle components to cut out, order and label,
- Frog life cycle ordering box sheet
- Butterfly life cycle components to cut out, order and label,
- Butterfly life cycle ordering box sheet,
- Teacher reference sheets x2
- Cover theme for topic
This word wall kit includes:
*One set of 12 word wall cards that are JUST the word and a picture that represents the word.
*A second corresponding set of word wall cards that are just the word and it's definition.
*A student definition chart with the word, definition box, and example/picture.
Words Include: Producer, Consumer, Predator, Prey, Scavenger, Decomposer, Food Chain, Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore, Heterotroph, & Autotroph!
This product can be used for centers, small group rotations, large groups, flash cards, and individual help. You could also use them as task cards!