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Anatomy of an Apple (PreK - 1st Grade) Agricultural STEM Activity
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In this place-based lesson, students will dissect an apple fruit to learn more about its different parts. Includes activity instructions, extension activities, songs and rhymes, anatomy of an apple student worksheet, and sink or float student worksheet.

NGSS: K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1

Time: 30 minutes

Materials: "Apples Grow on Trees" or other book about apples, knife, cutting board, at least three apples, apple parts tray, and apple dissection worksheet.

Subject:
Agriculture
Elementary Education
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/06/2020
Bunny Addition
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This lesson integrates language arts, music, and math. The children will listen to the story "Count on Bunnies". They will be given the opportunity to act out the story and solve bunny equations. After listening to the song "Five Young Rabbits," the children will take turns being rabbits and pantomiming the actions as the class sings. The children will combine the rabbits at the end of each verse to see how many rabbits have been added. Then they will work in pairs to create their own rabbit equations.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Becky Smith
Date Added:
06/25/1999
Calling All Students using Musication
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The Music teacher has found a unique way to incorporate the Calling All Students Tool in her classroom. With all of the Lower Primary Grades, she has been using Musication. This is a photo of her class participating in a Musication lesson. The company's videos can be found on YouTube and the videos are percussion play alongs used with instruments or body percussion. Not only is it exposing students to a variety of music, but it is helping them develop key music skills through play. As the students age, the expectation and objective becomes more specific and complex. She has found that these lessons have increased student engagement and have made quick assessments much more manageable to obtain with larger class sizes.

Subject:
Education
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Lesson
Author:
Elizabeth Privitera
Date Added:
06/12/2019
Caveman Tag
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This tag related activity is for physical education classes in grades k-2. Students will be able to travel in different movement patterns, work together, and improve physical competency.

Subject:
Educational Technology
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Tyler Ward
Date Added:
06/10/2019
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Citizens
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A Project Based Learning Outline for Citizenship and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To be used with Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd Grade, as fitted with standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Griselda Peters
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Colors Affecting Moods
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This project helps children think about the correlation colors have with moods. There are multiple activities involved to engage the students in this lesson and prompt them to create their own ideas about the effects colors may have on moods.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
kristen shupe
Date Added:
02/28/2017
Color sin género
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Este curso busca resignificar los prejuicios de género que se encuentran en el tema del color. Está enfocado en alumnos de kínder en un rango de edades de los 4 a los 6, con actividades creativas e interactivas que buscan tener como resultado la desmitificación de que los colores (principalmente el rosa y el azul) tienen género. Nota: este curso ocupa materiales adicionales como lo son impresiones que se recomienda se tomen en cuenta para la realización del mismo. 

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Author:
Karla R
Date Added:
03/10/2020
Computational Thinking Lesson Plan for Kindergarten
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Topic: How to use the Dash Robot to answer math questions?

This is w whole week lesson plan that helps to teach kindergarten students addition and subtraction, color, shape, direction, and how to operate the Dash Robot. Students will be able to develop computational thinking skills in algorithm and deconstructing problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Yinqiu Wang
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Construction Center Overview
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This document provides an overview of the construction center including description, purpose, suggested materials, questioning, strategies and photographic examples.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/04/2018
Counting & Cardinality: Unbound | A Guide to Kindergarten Mathematics Standards
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Welcome to the UnboundEd Mathematics Guide series! These guides are designed to explain what new, high standards for mathematics say about what students should learn in each grade, and what they mean for curriculum and instruction. This guide, the first for Kindergarten, includes three parts. The first part gives a “tour” of the standards for Counting & Cardinality using freely available online resources that you can use or adapt for your class. The second part shows how Counting & Cardinality relate to classification of objects in Kindergarten (K.MD.B). And the third part explains where Counting & Cardinality is situated in the progression of learning in Grades K-2. Throughout all of our guides, we include a large number of sample math problems. We strongly suggest tackling these problems yourself to help best understand the methods and strategies we’re covering, and the potential challenges your students might face. 

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
UnboundEd
Provider Set:
UnboundEd Mathematics Guide
Date Added:
05/18/2016
Dinosaur Storytime
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This is a storytime for children's ages 3-6 years old, including a book list, songs, fingerplays, and craft ideas. This for librarians, childcare providers, early educators, and parents to use.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Kate Currie
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Dramatic Play Center- Campout
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This resource provides an overview of using your dramatic play center with a camping theme. The background, purpose, materials, and question starter prompts are provided. A list of children's literature related to the theme is also part of the document. In addition, downloadable camping center signs and student recording sheets are embedded.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/26/2018
Dramatic Play Center- Flower Shop
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This resources provides information about setting up a flower shop dramatic play center. Resources, question prompts, literature recommendations, picture examples, and downloadable resources are included.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Dramatic Play- Construction Site
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This resources provides information about setting up a construction site dramatic play center. Resources, question prompts, literature recommendations, picture examples, and downloadable resources are included.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
09/14/2018
Dramatic Play- Doctor's Office/ Hospital
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This resources provides information about setting up a doctor's office/ hospital dramatic play center. Resources, question prompts, literature recommendations, picture examples, and downloadable resources are included.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
12/12/2018
Dramatic Play- Fitness Center
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This resource provides an overview of using your dramatic play center with a fitness theme. The background, purpose, materials, and question starter prompts are provided. A list of children's literature related to the theme is also part of the document. In addition, downloadable center signs and student recording sheets are embedded.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/26/2018
Dramatic Play - Restaurant
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This is an overview of a dramatic play restaurant center. It includes description, purpose, suggested materials, questioning examples, considerations, photo examples, literature connections and downloadable resources.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/26/2018
Dramatic Play- School Center
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This is an overview of a dramatic play school center. It includes description, purpose, suggested materials, questioning examples, considerations, photo examples, literature connections and downloadable resources.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/26/2018
Dramatic Play or Writing Center- Post Office
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This resource provides an overview of using your dramatic play center or writing center with a post office theme. The background, purpose, materials, and question starter prompts are provided. A list of children's literature related to the theme is also part of the document. In addition, downloadable center sign is embedded.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Kristen Johnson
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
09/14/2018
Engineering Design Process
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This hands-on lesson introduces students to the engineering design process. It connects to the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Students will use the design process to create a bridge that will keep the Billy Goats Gruff safe and complete the Engineering Design Process Journal.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Reading Literature
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Cara Bates
Lori Keister
Date Added:
02/28/2019
Happy Halloween Storytime Lesson Plan
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This is a storytime lesson plan with a "Halloween" theme. It is appropriate for toddlers and young grade school students. It includes a variety of Halloween-themed picture books, activities, songs, and crafts. The lesson plan is tied into the Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) initiative as well as Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs).

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Serena Giese
Date Added:
12/17/2018
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Honey Be
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This lesson will help adult learners to identify honey bees, identify different types of honey bees in a hive, describe pollination process, interpret the importance of pollination and honey bees for pollination and gain knowledge about beekeeping. This will provide a business idea for them to pursue at the same type help conserve honey bee populations. In the long run this will help make food production sustainable. Several online and paper resources are available in this lesson. The mobile-based activities will enhance the learning experience. It will enable learners to access materials and recall and also perform an interesting assignment by taking photos. Only free mobile tools like Wix.com and Whatsapp are used.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shamila Janakiraman
Date Added:
08/08/2019
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Honey Bees and Environmental Sustainability - BEE My Friend
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This lesson will help adult learners to identify honey bees, identify different types of honey bees in a hive, describe pollination process, interpret the importance of pollination and honey bees for pollination and gain knowledge about beekeeping. This will provide a business idea for them to pursue at the same type help conserve honey bee populations. In the long run this will help make food production sustainable. Several online and paper resources are available in this lesson.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shamila Janakiraman
Date Added:
08/08/2019
How would you build your dream playground with basic shapes?
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Overall Goal: During this lesson we will cover basic shapes and learn how they can be used in everyday objects. Our goal is for students to know the basic shapes, find them in objects such as playgrounds, be able to create their own playground using shapes, and finally be able to tell the class about the playground they made and the shapes used.  Standard: K.G.3: Model shapes in the world by composing shapes from objects (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes. Learning Objectives: The students will be able to show they know what each of the basics shape are by correctly drawing a square, triangle, rectangle, circle, and oval.Students will be able to create playground with the basic shapes by using everyday objects such as play-doh, craft sticks, etc.Students will be able to complete the project by creating their dream playground; using all of the shapes covered in the lesson.Students can explain their playgrounds and shapes they used, and why their specific playground represents their “dream playground” by presenting their project to the class. Key Terms:SquareRectangleTriangleOvalCircle Lesson Introduction:We will visit the school playground to have the students find the different shapes in the playground equipment. We want students to use the playground visit to help them decide how they would build their dream playground using the basic shapes. We will give the students a packet (found in the Resources section) that includes a few activities for them to do before the main lesson. They will take this to the playground and fill out the second page by writing down the different playground structures that fit each shape. They will be able to explore the playground on their own, so that they can have different answers than each other. Main Lesson:In class, we will have the students create, by drawing, their ‘dream playground’ using the specific basic shapes they are given to work with (squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, and ovals). They will be given 20 minutes to complete their drawing. They will be able to draw this on paper or use a computer application to create this.After this, the students will be given play-doh and popsicle sticks to recreate the shapes and structures that they had on their paper. The crafting process should take around 50 minutes. The drawings and crafts will be assessed by if the students correctly demonstrate their knowledge of the different shapes and how to create them.At the end, the kids will present their own playgrounds to the class and show what shapes they used and be able to explain and defend why it is their dream playground. This is so that the teacher can tell if the student knows the shapes and is able to defend their argument of what makes it a dream playground. The students will be able to use pencil and paper to draw or use tablets/iPads and use a drawing application. Lesson Ending:When the students are done creating their projects, they will each present their playgrounds to the class and explain the individual shapes that they used. The students will also explain why they believe their playground model is the best. The students should answer the following questions when they defend why their playground is the best. How many of each shape are in your playground? Is one of the five shapes better for making playgrounds than the others and why? The way that we can assess is if the student created the shapes correctly and correctly referenced them in their presentation. Rubric:The students will be graded as Good, Average, or Poor. The following is what they are going to be graded on:Students know basic shapesStudents use shapes correctly to build a playgroundStudents complete all parts of the projectStudents present their playgrounds to the class and can explain how they built their playground with the basic shapes Differentiation:This project should not affect students of different gender, race, culture, or sexual identity. Students with behavioral challenges will be worked more one-on-one than the other students to make sure that any confusion or frustration will be handled. The higher ability learners can go beyond the four shapes specified, if they feel comfortable. The project does not require out of school time where they would absolutely need a computer or Wifi access.Examples:If high ability students feel like they can add shapes that are not on the required list, they may do so with permission from the teacher. They will not be given any extra credit for adding other shapes, but this is a good way for the teachers to see where some students are at academically.If there is a child with dyslexia they will receive extra help from the teacher to be sure that they can accurately read the instructions on the papers.If a student needs to use a computer drawing application for sketching the playground because of a disability but doesn’t understand how to use it, they may come into class early to spend some extra time navigating the site.Since the students will be doing a worksheet after the activity, there might be students who struggle with reading. If the students struggle with reading the worksheet, they may ask, and we will help them through the parts that they find confusing. If the student has translation issues with some of the words, we will also help them translate it. This will be done just through being familiar with the material and specific language. Anticipated Difficulties:There could be difficulty with children being distracted at the playground and while crafting. We will need to be sure that everyone is staying on task by keeping them engaged during all of the activities. Children can sometimes become distracted if they are just listening to someone speak and by keeping them engaged and involving them during all of the lesson they will be more likely to stay focused. When on the playground we can use students to help point out the shapes that we find and also ask questions during this time to keep students attentive. Students might be at different learning levels and could struggle with learning the shapes. If so, we could always split the children into a few groups based on learning levels to help the lesson run smoother.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
summer dickerhoof
Date Added:
12/07/2017
Inquiry Project (Colors) - Rachel Gebhardt/Kristen Shupe
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This resource can be used to teach students how colors can affect our mood, and the different moods we can feel when seeing a color. This is a fun and interactive way for students to understand the concept of colors and emotions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rachel Gebhardt
Date Added:
02/28/2017
Inquiry Project: Endangered Bees
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Our Inquiry project was made to raise awareness for bee extinction in Hawaii. It teaches the children the importance of bees, and it also teaches them why they should want to raise awareness to preserve bees. It covers the standard KLS 1.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jazel Barbrack
Date Added:
10/11/2016
Kindergarten: A Sense of Wonder
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The purpose of the module, A Sense of Wonder, is to encourage students to use inquisitive and persistent behaviors as they wonder about their world. The module extends the strategies introduced in prekindergarten. These strategies include using questions to approach problems and identifying attributes to sort, classify, and make inferences. The attribute strategies serve as the foundation for subsequent Grade One and Grade Two Primary Talent Development (PTD) modules. This module is meant for all students. The classroom teacher should work with a specialist or special educator to find or develop alternate activities or resources for visually impaired students, where appropriate.

Subject:
Engineering
Geometry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Amy Tubman
Margaret Lee
Heidi Strite
Kathleen Gregory
Bruce Riegel
Marcella Brown
Gwen Lewis
Jessica J. Reinhard
Melinda Wilson
Kathleen Hogan
MSDE Admin
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Kindergarten: All About Attributes
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The purpose of the module, All About Attributes, is to encourage students to use communicative and perceptive behaviors to think like a scientist.  The module strengthens observation, description, and sorting skills.  The attribute strategies serve as the foundation for subsequent Grade One and Grade Two Primary Talent Development (PTD) modules. Throughout the lessons, students will manipulate materials, play thinking games, and create products. This module is meant for all students. The classroom teacher should work with a specialist or special educator to find or develop alternate activities or resources for visually impaired students, where appropriate.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melinda Wilson
Margaret Lee
Heidi Strite
MSDE Admin
Kathleen Gregory
Bruce Riegel
Marcella Brown
Amy Tubman
Gwen Lewis
Jessica J. Reinhard
Kathleen Hogan
Date Added:
07/12/2018
Kindergarten Math Lessons and Activities
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Featured are lessons and activities designed to be done with guidance from a parent or teacher. Have your child engage in the activities below, and watch as they develop the fundamental skills necessary for elementary-level math.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Bill Nguyen
Date Added:
09/19/2018
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This document provides the learning center suggested materials from the Supporting Every Young Learner: Maryland's Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy Birth to Age 8 Guide. The Centers included in this document are Art, Blocks/Construction, Dramatic Play, Literacy, Language and Writing, Mathematics/Problem Solving, Music and Movement, Science and Investigation, Technology.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Paula Blake
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Learning Centers Suggested Materials
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This document provides suggested materials for the learning centers from Supporting Every Young Learner: Maryland's Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy Birth to Age 8. The centers included in this document are Art, Blocks/Construction, Dramatic Play, Literacy, Language and Writing, Mathematics/Problem Solving, Music and Movement, Science and Investigation, and Technology.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kristin Johnson
MSDE Admin
Cheri Helmstetter
Amy Toms
Bob Wagner
Date Added:
10/25/2018