• LS-3 - Structures of Life - Unit Guide

     

    All of the info on this site in one, eight page, 11 x 17 PDF Document.

     
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  • LS-3 "Structures of Life" Learning Goals

    An expanded discussion of the learning goals for this unit in the context of the NGSS.

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  • Leafy Sea Dragons

    Video of Leafy Sea Dragons for use as the phenomenon.  Also available in streaming versions on YouTube and on Vimeo.

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  • Children's Alternative Conceptions About "Life"

    What children think, and ideas and examples for you to consider when helping them build more sophisticated understanding.

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  • Model Template (one per page)

    A model template to go along with the Leafy Sea Dragon Phenomenon.

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  • Model Template (two per page)

    A model template to go along with the Leafy Sea Dragon Phenomenon.

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  • Vocabulary Cards

    Vocabulary Cards for this unit with images/photos for each word.

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  • Using Science Notebooks in 3-5

    A chapter describing how to use notebooks in Science at the K-2 grade levels.  Many examples are included.

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  • Science Notebook Entry Types

    Types of entries students make in their journals/notebooks.

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  • Science Notebook Sentence Prompts (Upper Grades)

    Sentence prompts for learners with higher language skills. Designed to be folded in half and glued/taped to the inside back cover of each student's science notebook.

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  • Science Notebook Sentence Prompts (Middle Grades)

    Sentence prompts for learners with developing language skills. Designed to be folded in half and glued/taped to the inside back cover of each student's science notebook.

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  • Index template pages for Science Notebooks (4 pages)

    Sheets to be cut and pasted in the last 4 pages of the science notebooks. These pages serve to help students create an index for the ideas and topics they have added to their notebooks.  

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  • Index template pages for Science Notebooks (2 pages)

    Sheets to be cut and pasted in the last 2 pages of the science notebooks. They are much smaller and require more careful writing by the students. These pages serve to help students create an index for the ideas and topics they have added to their notebooks.  

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    Washington State Science Learning Standards Resources (NGSS)

  • Questions that Blend Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices

    A collection of teacher prompts that help reinforce both Crosscutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices at the same time.

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  • Washington State Science Learning Standards - 3-5

    Washington State's Science Learning Standards at the 3-5 Grade level.

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  • Science and Engineering Practices 3-5

    Descriptions of the SEPs at the 3-5 grade levels.

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  • Crosscutting Concepts at the K-5 Grades

    Understanding what is expected of K-5 students in developing the Crosscutting Concepts.

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  • Crosscutting Concept Posters

    A nice set of posters describing the Crosscutting Concepts.  Text on the back of each helps the teachers understand the concepts better.

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  • When Scientists Share (Cards)

    Simple cards with sentence prompts on how to make claims, and how to respond to others.

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  • When Scientists Share (Poster)

    Scentence prompts to help students develop scientific talk.

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  • Productive Talk Checklist

    Reference for teachers on how to encourage students for a variety of needs in a variety of scenarios.

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  • Productive Talk Bookmark

    Bookmark with ideas and reminders for teachers on how to help students develop good disucssion strategies.

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