BI-108 Library of Lessons
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All of the linking lessons are built around the grade 1-2 science standards.
S1-2:1a - Students demonstrate their understanding of SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONING by...
- Posing observational questions that compare things in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, motion, etc. (e.g., How fast does a Lady Beetle move compared to a Bess Beetle?).
- Investigating and completing questions to identify a variablethat can be changed (e.g., What will happen if…? or I wonder if I change…?).
- Generating new questions that could be explored at the end of an investigation.
Predicting and Hypothesizing
S1-2:2 - Students demonstrate their understanding of PREDICTING AND HYPOTHESIZING by…
- Predicting a logical outcome to a situation, using prior knowledge, experience and/or evidence...and explaining reasons for that prediction.
S1-2:3 - Students demonstrate their understanding of EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN by…
- Writing a plan related to a question that includes:
a) What the experimenter will do.
b) What will be observed, measured, and/or compared.
- Recording major steps sequentially.
S1-2:4 - Students demonstrate their ability to CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS by…
- Referring to and following a simple plan for an investigation.
- Describing observations using senses rather than feelings (e.g., The snail has a hard shell with wavy, brown lines, rather than the snail is awesome).
- Recording observations of similarities and differences
Representing Data and Analysis
S1-2:5 - Students demonstrate their ability to REPRESENT DATA by…
- Organizing a collection of data into a table or a graph template... AND creating a title for a table for a table or graph.
S1-2:41 - Students demonstrate their understanding of Human Body Systems by…
- Identifying the senses needed to meet survival needs for a given scenario. (ie. what do each of the five senses do for you?)
- The Circulatory System
- Germs and Health
- Skeletal System
- The Nervous System
Interdependence within Ecosystems
- All of the lessons that this page links to were created by Saint Michael's College students in the Teaching Biology in Elementary Schools class within the last four years.
- For a complete listing of Vermont Grade Expectations, click on the following link: []
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