NGSS Aligned Resources for 5-LS1-1.
Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
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Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small...
Study Jams! The Nitrogen Cycle
3 mins 5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Expose your class to the steps of the nitrogen cycle with this short clip. Colorful computer imagery and animation explain how nitrogen travels from the atmosphere as a gas into plants and soil, where bacteria convert it into nitrates....
The Simple Story of Photosynthesis and Food
4 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Meet adorable, animated chloroplasts as they produce glucose with the help of the sun. Viewers learn how carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and electrons are combined to form carbohydrates with an engaging video. The narrator also explains how...
Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?
5 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Isn't it strange that Earth's largest animal lives on one of its tiniest? Using Sesame-Street-style puppetry, this video explains how this phenomenon happens. Viewers learn that a single mouthful of krill taken in by a whale has the...
Ecological Pyramids interdependence, food chains, food webs, trophic levels
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Young scientists explore the interdependence of organisms with this simple life science activity. Using the provided template, students create and label tiered pyramids that model the hierarchy of trophic levels in ecosystems.