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Grades K4 ELEMENTARY Teachers Manual Rebecca W. Keller, PhD

Cover design David Keller Opening page David Keller, Rebecca W. Keller, PhD Copyright 2013 Gravitas Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a r

Introduction iii A Note From the Author This curriculum is designed to provide an introduction to the science of biology for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The Focus On Elementary Bi

Materials at a Glance Experiment 1 cotton balls rubber ball tennis ball banana apple rocks Legos or building blocks other objects Experiment 2 pencil colored pencils paper optional notebook Experime

Materials at a Glance By type and quantity Equipment aquarium for tadpoles cage, small cup, measuring jars, small clear glass 23 knife microscope with a 10X objective1 scissors tank, clear glass or pl

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Contents Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 Experiment 5 Experiment 6 Experiment 7 Experiment 8 Experiment 9 Where Does It Go What Do You Need Who Needs Light Thirsty Flowers Growing

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Experiment 1 Where Does It Go Materials needed cotton balls rubber ball tennis ball banana apple rocks Legos or building blocks other objects

2 Focus On Elementary Biology Teachers Manual Objectives In this unit students will try to sort different items into different groups. The objectives of this lesson are To help students make good o

Experiment 1 Where Does It Go 3 Encourage the students to use as many different describing words as possible for each item. Their answers may look something like this cotton ball fuzzy round soft w

4 Focus On Elementary Biology Teachers Manual rock hard gray smooth heavy building block square hard blue plastic

Experiment 1 Where Does It Go Guide the students in noticing features that are similar and different between items. Is a rubber ball larger or smaller than a cotton ball Is a rubber ball harder or

6 Focus On Elementary Biology Teachers Manual II. Think About It Help the students notice that some items can fit into more than one group. For example, if they picked both round and yellow, a tenni

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