Living Things and Their External Features Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Living Things and Their External Features Unit Plan

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9 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grade: 1

This Biological Sciences unit covers a range of concepts relating to living things, such as their external features and the places in which their needs are met.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Living Things Are All Around Us

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will activate prior knowledge about living and non-living things.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Asking Questions About Living Things

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that small animals have different external features.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

We're Going On a Playground Safari

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate the external features of small animals.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

What Did We Find On Our Playground Safari?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Amazing Tunnellers

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the external features of an earthworm.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Let's Build an Earthworm House

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify that living things live in different places where their needs are met.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Astounding Ants

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the external features of an ant.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

What Snacks Do Ants Prefer?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate which foods ants prefer to eat.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

What is the Same and What is Different?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare the external features of small animals.

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Lesson 10 (Assessment) 60 minutes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the external features of small animals.

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