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Ecological Literacy Unit Activity/lesson plan

grade 1

TITLE OF ACTIVITY:

Name that part?

ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:

(Bio) diversity

STANDARD (S) BEING ADDRESSED:

3.10 Team work

7.13 Organisms

7.1 Scientific Method-Observation

4.6 Understanding Place

INQUIRY/FOCUSING QUESTIONS:

Do you know that insects have body parts just like we do?

Do you know what their names are?

Do you know that insects have no bones?

TOPIC:

Learning the names of the parts of an insect.

PROCEDURES:

Discussion of focusing question

Sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Tell the students that insects have body parts like ours.

Hold up a plastic insect and point out the body parts.

Teacher names the three separate parts: head, a middle part called a thorax, and an end part called an abdomen.

Insects have six legs that are connected to the thorax

They have two antennae on their head and some insects have wings.

They have no bones…hard covering on the outside of their body called an exoskeleton.

Have students come up and use their bodies to build an insect. One person is the head; one person is the thorax and one person the abdomen.

Pass out plastic insects and have students review the different parts.

MATERIALS:

Plastic insects

CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:

Orchards and pollinators

TASK/CONTENT-SPECIFIC ASSESSMENT:

(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools (rubrics/checklists), anecdotal)

3.10 Teamwork (performance)

7.1 Scientific Method (performance)

7.13 Organism, … (task)

4.6 Understanding Place Rubric (tool)

ASSESSMENT OF LESSON PLAN

SELF……OR INSTRUCTOR