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Apples to Oregon (K - 4th Grade) Agricultural STEM Activity
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In this lesson, students are introduced to trees and the many things we commonly use that come from trees. Includes introductory movement activity, guided discussion, a matching game, and fun facts.

NGSS: Partially meets 1-LS1-1, 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2

Common Core: W.2.7, W.2.8

Time: 30 minutes

Materials: "Apples to Oregon" book and three paper lunch bags labled: wood, food, cellulose.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/07/2020
Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 2
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A broad range of art is created using concepts of contour and line type, abstraction, color palette, 3-D form, and positive and negative space. Students make both realistic and abstract drawings, relief prints, paintings, and paper sculptures. Literacy-infused lessons include making sketch/journal entries, inventing clay characters and illustrating stories and poems in collage.

The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington ArtsEd
Date Added:
09/11/2020
The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
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Do you ever get bored when reading? Mary Ellen does! Grampa knows just what she needs, a trip to the bee tree. With half the town following the chase, Mary Ellen and Grampa go off on an adventurethat leads Mary Ellen to make a sweet discovery of her own.Lexile Level: AD680LGuided Reading Level: MGenre: Fiction

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/10/2020
The Beeman by Laurie Krebs and Valeria Cis
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Grandpa, also known as the Beeman, and his grandson will delight audiences with lyrical verse and facts about honey bees. Learn all about where bees live, how they make honey, and the tools of the backyard beekeeper. The author also provides factual bee information at the conclusion of the story.Lexile Level: 430L-530LGuided Reading Level: IGenre: FictionPre-Reading

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Common Core Curriculum Grade 2 ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The Listening and Learning Strand consists of a series of read_alouds organized by topics (called domains), many of which are informational in nature. The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read_alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Fighting for a Cause; Fairy Tales and Tall Tales; Cycles in Nature; Insects; Ancient Greek Civilizations; Greek Myths; Charlotte's Web; and Immigration.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/04/2013
The Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber
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Scout is a little honey bee with a big mission! She needs to find the last flowers of fall to get the sweet nectar that she and her sisters will turn into honey. With winter on the way, honey will provide the food to keep the hive alive until spring. But she’s got some pretty big obstacles coming her way!Lexile Level: AD840LGuided Reading Level: OGenre: Nonfiction

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/10/2020
The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons
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Get the buzz about honey bees in this brilliant, nonfiction title by Gail Gibbons. From jobs within the hive to modern-day beekeeping and all of the millions of flowers in between, these are some busy bees! Without the honey makers, the world would be a much different place. Help young readers learn to love the bees!Lexile Level: 770LGuided Reading Level: OGenre: NonfictionPre-Reading

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Second Grade: Preservation Problem Solvers
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The purpose of Preservation Problem Solvers is to encourage students to use leadership and resourceful behaviors to think like a scientist. This module extends the Essential Strategies of Attributes, Questioning, and Creative Problem Solving introduced in Kindergarten and First Grade, is 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:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Amy Tubman
Margaret Lee
Heidi Strite
Jessica J. Reinhard
Kathleen Gregory
Marcella Brown
Gwen Lewis
Kathleen Hogan
Melinda Wilson
Bruce Riegel
MSDE Admin
Date Added:
07/25/2018
Second Grade: Tremendous Trees
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Tremendous Trees or Tree-mendous Trees encourages students to use inquisitive and creative behaviors, to think like a scientist. The module extends the Essential Strategies of Attributes and Questioning introduced in Kindergarten and First Grade. Students use questions to approach problems and identify attributes to sort, classify, and make inferences to create analogies on observational data about our world using this module 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:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Amy Tubman
Margaret Lee
Heidi Strite
Kathleen Gregory
Jessica J. Reinhard
Marcella Brown
Gwen Lewis
Kathleen Hogan
Melinda Wilson
Bruce Riegel
MSDE Admin
Date Added:
07/25/2018
See Them Sprout (2nd - 3rd Grade) Agricultural STEM Activity
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In this lesson, students will investigate seeds and the process of seeds growing to become the food we eat. Includes activity instructions, extension activities, songs, and a vocabulary list.

NGSS: Partially meets 2-LS2-1, Extension activities meet 4-LS1-1, 5-LS-1

Common Core: W.2.7, W.2.8, Extension activities meet MD.K, MD.1, MD.2.1, MD.3.3, MD, 4.4, MD.5

Social Sciences: 3.12, 4.12

Time: 45 minutes

Materials: "Seed, Soil, Sun" or other book about seed germination and plant growth, clear plastic cups, paper cups, paper towels, seeds, water

Subject:
Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/13/2020
See them Sprout (PreK - 1st Grade) Agricultural STEM Activity
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In this lesson, students will investigate the miraculous process of air and water combining with seeds, soil, and sunlight to create nearly all the food we eat. Extension activities can take this a step further by encouraging kids to track growth rates of different seeds in an observation journal. Includes place-based connection, activity instructions, extension activities, songs, and vobaulary list.

NGSS: Partially meets 2-LS2-1, 1-LS1-1

Common Core: W.2.7, W.2.8, and MD.K, MD.1, MD.2.1, MD.3.3, MD.4.4, MD.5 with extension activities.

Time: 45 minutes

Materials: "One Bean" book or other book about plant germination, clear plastic cups, paper cups, paper towels, seeds, and water.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Elementary Education
Life Science
Botany
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/07/2020
The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter by Shabazz Larkin
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This unique book is a love letter written as a poem from the author, Shabazz Larkin, to his two sons. This artist, author, and activist is learning to overcome his fear of our most amazing pollinators --bees! With careful research and experiences with his sons, Larkin is learning to be fearless and wants to teach kids to be brave when facing their fears.Lexile Level: Not availableGuided Reading Level: Not availableGenre: FictionPre-Reading

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/09/2020
Tower Engineering (PreK - 1st Grade) Five Lesson Unit
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This unit consists of five lessons encouraging younger learners to engineer increasingly better towers using blocks and recycled materials. Each 30 minute lesson ("phase") includes goals, discussion, activity instructions, extensions, and student worksheets.

Phase 1: Paper Cut-Outs Activity
Phase 2: Building Blocks Activity
Phase 3: Number of Blocks Activity
Phase 4: Building within a Space Activity
Phase 5: Recycled Tower Activity

NGSS: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

Common Core ELA: RI.2.1, W.2.6, W.2.8, SL.2.5

Common Core Math: MP.2, MP.4, MP.5, 2.MD.D.10

Subject:
Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/07/2020
Tree Identification (2nd - 3rd Grade) Agricultural STEM Activity
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In this lesson, students will investigate how trees change by the season. Includes discussion of techniques for identifying trees, journaling changes that take place over time for the same tree throughout the school year, a list of vocabulary, a field guid to identifying trees, and a tree journal worksheet for students.

NGSS: Partially meets 2-LS4-1

Common Core: W.2.7, W.2.8, 2.MD.D.10

Social Sciences: 3.12, 4.12

Time: 1 hour initially, then 30-40 minute lessons through the seasons

Materials: "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" book, My Tree Journal pages (included), pencils, colored pencils, and clipboards.

Subject:
Agriculture
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Columbia Gorge STEM Hub
Date Added:
08/07/2020
'Where I'm From' Poems: Making Connections to Home
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This article provides a lesson plan that teaches elementary students to write poems about home using sensory language and imagery. Examples of student work are provided.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014