Ecological Literacy Lesson / Activity Plan focused on grade 4
TITLE OF ACTIVITY:
ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLE(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
STANDARD(S) BEING ADDRESSED:
4.6 Understanding Place
7.1 Scientific Method/Observation
7.13 Organisms, Evolution, and Interdependence
What is that coming out of the ground?
Are these plants the same or are they different from the plants that were growing here last fall?
Flowers, a sign of spring
Have the students follow the teacher to the grow boxes on the Kindergarten playground.
Point out the new growth in the boxes.
Ask the students why some of the plants are green and some are brown.
Students observe the different plants.
Students draw what they see.
Crayons or markers
CULTURAL HERITAGE CONNECTIONS:
Community members (donation of tulip bulbs)
Town Highway Dept. (dirt)
Success by six 9 grow boxes
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools (rubrics, checklists, anecdotal)
Drawing of what you see. (Product)
Discussion of what students saw (anecdotal)
(e.g., products, performances, tasks, tools, (rubrics, checklists,
4.6 Understanding place, rubric (tool)
7.1 Scientific method/observation, rubric (tool)
7.13 Organisms, rubric (tool)