Big Idea:Learning to weed through information and determining what is important research and what is not relevant is not easy. The lesson uses the theme of the Rain Forest to practice through the differences between tropical and temperate forests.
Big Idea:The Rain Forest is a lush and diverse biome, but the soils are not rich in nutrients because of the high rate of decomposition. This lesson shows the decomposition process and allows for discussions and learning to further from its results.
Big Idea:Not all seeds travel and disperse the same way. There are various methods in nature that help plants to propagate. This lesson helps students to see those ways and understand each different method.
Big Idea:The Rain Forest is full of amazing creatures that are experts at hiding. Using this theme to explore the ideas of camouflage, mimicry and even locomotion. Students will add more information and learning to previous lessons about animal adaptions.
Big Idea:Learning to communicate effectively like a scientist can be so much easier when you have the right language tools in your toolbox. This lesson allows students to explore and play around with words that describe quality versus quantity.
Big Idea:Students see leaves on trees and do not take time to wonder why the leaf is designed the way it is. This lesson allows students to look closely at two different types of leaves and make comparisons with those observations.