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Ecological literacy unit

Activity/lesson plan

Grade 1

TITLE OF ACTIVITY:

What’s that you stepped on?

ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:

Biodiversity

STANDARD(S) BEING ADDRESSED:

4.6 Understanding Place

7.1 Scientific Method/Observation

7.13 Organisms, Evolution, and Interdependence

INQUIRY/FOCUSING QUESTIONS:

What are those funny looking little mounds of dirt you just stepped on?

Do you know what creature made that little hole?

TOPIC:

Learning about earthworms.

PROCEDURES:

Have the students follow the teacher around the Kindergarten Playground

Point out the wormholes and castings.

Children draw what they see.

Have children dig to see what made the hole.

MATERIALS:

Kindergarten playground

Clip Board

Paper

Crayons or markers

Small shovel

CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:

Hardware store

Bait Store

TASK/CONTENT-SPECIFIC ASSESSMENT:

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

Drawing of what you see. (Product)

Discussion of what they see. (Anecdotal)

GENERALIZED-STANDARD ASSESSMENT:
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools(rubrics/checklists), anecdotal)

4.6 Understanding Place rubric (tool)

7.1 Scientific Method-Observation, rubric (tool)

7.13 Organisms, rubric (tool)