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The Sunflower Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their...
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Bill Pickett, Bulldoggin' Cowboy

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Who was Bill Picket? Interested readers work through an informational passage to find out about a famous "bulldogger" from the old West. They answer several reading comprehension questions and use a seven step process to decode new...
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Teachers' Resource Kit - Taming the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
For thousands of years, people have been creating stories to explain their observations of the natural world. Explore this interesting literary form with this series of activities complementing the book Taming the Sun: Four Maori...
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Migration Activities for Kids

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
For as long as there has been life on earth, animals, including humans, have used migration as a means of survival. This collection of activities supports young scientists as they learn about this behavioral adaptation, encouraging them...
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Choosing a Search Site

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
As technology becomes increasingly more integrated into education, pupils will need to know how to find accurate information online. Follow a very structured learning activity to help your class understand what makes a good search, how...
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Young Ones

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
This is the cutest reference materials activity ever! Researchers complete six sentences on baby animal names, continuing the pattern by writing five more sentences about other animals from their research. They use a thesaurus to look up...
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The City I Live In

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Research information about your city and state. Pupils investigate details such as the name of the city mayor, local establishments, and entertainment. For the state, they name the capital, governor, state flower, and flag. There are...
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Oklahoma Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the lesson, learners make stone soup using a variety of...
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Design a Rainforest Postcard

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Send your class on an expedition through the rainforest! Along the way, they will write informational postcards to demonstrate what they've learned. Each team will be responsible for one of five rainforest regions. When they return from...
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We Can Dig It!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders understand the process by which fossils and rocks are excavated. In this fossil and rock lesson, 3rd graders explore the job of the paleontologist in a podcast.
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Making and Observing Life in a Terrarium

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Young scholars understand the parts of the terrarium and why they are important in establishing an ecosystem. In this ecosystem lesson, students recall background information on aquariums, terrariums and the water cycle. Young scholars...
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Muddy Water!!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Investigate water pollution. Learners start out by completing the know and want to know portions of a KWL chart on water pollution. They read a story that stimulates thinking about water pollution and view an online resource related to...
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Don't Fence Me In

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Ensure that your class has a well-rounded understanding of new inventions, in this case barbed wired. Class members, after researching the history and development of barbed wire, assess its impact on cattle and the development of the...
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Present information about the classification of animals. After participating in the teacher-led discussion about scientific names, small groups devise their own way of classifying everyday objects present in the classroom, developing...
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Do You Have a Babushka?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Young scholars retrieve information about Patricia Polacco from selected sources. They classify information into prescribed categories on a concept map.
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Mr. Goldman's Good Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Shopping carts are a modern convenience that many people take for granted. Make sure your pupils do not fall into that category by completing the activities in this plan. There are ideas included for language arts, social studies, math,...
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Pachycephalasaurus

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Bet you can't say that three times fast! Your pupils will have fun saying and finding as many words as they can in the word Pachycephalasaurus. After the word play, class members have a chance to do a little research about the dinosaur...
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Ag In The Outfield

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars explore baseball. This is a cross-curricular plan that includes math, history, and agriculture. Pupils use their five senses to observe the materials a baseball is made from and identify the agricultural products used. In...
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Mighty Earth Movers

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Note that although the publisher lists almost all of the Common Core standards for both math and language arts, you will most likely want to take the general topic and choose which area to focus on. Regarding math, pupils measure worms...
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Just Lookin' For a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is a boll weevil? Your class can find out that and more by following the activities included here. Pupils read an article, sing a boll weevil song, add to the song with their own original lyrics, illustrate the song, study the...
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Back to the Farm

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Read up on farming and ranching and connect this information to your learners' lives. After reading, send class members home to fill out a family tree and trace their family history, focusing on farming and ranching backgrounds. Once...