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Science Center Units (Gr. 1 ): Unit Resources

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DVD:  Listed DVDs can be obtained through MediaConnect’s physical collection (mediaconnect.cnyric.org)
Professional Development (PD):   These are resources that have been identified as sources of background information for the classroom teacher related to the content topic or a specific related skill. Teachers may choose to share this resource or parts of it with their students as they may deem beneficial.

Astronomy

Unit - Kit Files
Blackline Masters (MS Word)
-Student pages, Teacher Edit Version

Blackline Masters (PDF)

 

Resource Files
Day and Night Sky Objects (PDF) -Draw and write about the day and night skies, use a venn diagram to compare

Sunrise/Sunset Sequence (PDF)

Sun Rise and Set Storybook (PDF)

Wrap Around Earth (PDF) -3 pages of land masses that can be wrapped as an "Earth" cyclinder (model)

Sun-Earth: Day and Night (PDF)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
For Grade 1, the Astronomy focus is the Sun - Earth relationship and patterns of motion in regards to day and night (Earth's rotation). 

If you would like to expand upon this with your students you can read/talk/discuss the day-night patterns of plants and animals.  For example, there are animal features that assist night time movement such as the eyes of owls, or the whiskers of cats.

Websites
NASA Close Up Images of the Sun, our star.
The Sun
Sun's Surface
Our Active Sun - outbursts of energy on the sun's surface (Fiery Looping Rain)

Multimedia
PBS NY : Observe Sunrise and Sunset [1:03]

Learn360: The Sun [11:11]

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development(PD)
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PD Websites
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PD Multimedia
Learn360: Rotation and Revolution of the Earth [5:50]

 

 
Coming to your Senses

Unit - Kit Files
Student Journal (MS Word)
-Student pages, Teacher Edit Version

Student Journal (PDF)

Blackline Masters (PDF)

 

Resource Files
Popcorn and Senses Activity (PDF)
 
Web Site: "Brave Little Monster": Senses Lesson (Link)

5 Senses Learning Cube (PDF)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
Unit Overview with suggested additions (PDF)
 

Websites
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Multimedia
PBS NY: Snake Super Sense - the heat sensing capability of the viper (rattlesnake)

Learn360: What land animal has the best sense of smell? [:59]

PBS NY : What Sounds Do Animals Make? [:58]

PBS NY: Sense of Touch [:56]

PBS NY: Wild Sounds- when the sugar glider senses danger it makes a sound for other critters to hear [1:34]

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development (PD)
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PD Websites
Web Site: The Outside of Me (KidZone) - this page focuses on the sensory parts of the body (mouth, eyes, nose ...) plus has a printable "book".

PD Multimedia
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Organisms

Unit - Kit Files
Unit Copy Masters (PDF)
- student pages from the teacher guide

Resource Files
Teacher Notes (PDF): since the Organisms Unit Teacher Guide needs to stay with the kit, these pages reference the Lessons and can be used tocapture unit notes.

Tips, Hints and FYIs
 Returning Critters Guidelines (PDF)

Websites
Isopods

Bess Beetle (Patent Leather Beetle)

Pond Snail (info related to pond snails, not same species as those sent)

Guppy Fish

Multimedia
PBS NY: Is It Alive? - this video shows a series of objects, showing the word name first, which can be discussed by the class as to whether it is living or not and why [3:02]

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development(PD)
Organisms Kit Overview/FYIs (PDF, an overview of the Kit activities with additional tips, hints and heads-ups)

Organisms Teacher Notes Template (PDF)

NYSDEC Conservationist 4 Kids: Fish (PDF)

PD Websites
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PD Multimedia
Web based Video: Comparing Freshwater and Woodland Plants
- sample lesson video (Carolina Biological)

Web based Video: Bess Beetles and their Habitat
- short video about the Bess Beetle (Carolina Biological)

 

 
Properties

Unit - Kit Files
Delta Science Unit - Student pages are now available in electronic format - as a PDF file. 
Delta Science has requested that we secure the file so you will need an Access Key to access the file.

Link to obtain Access Key 

Link to access file (thru "Live Binder")

Resource Files
The Important Book (PDF)
- The focus of this book is non-fiction writing using a pattern described by Margaret Wise Brown.

Lesson Plan Set: This set of lessons was created by a first grade teacher and is based upon the Properties Unit (adapt/adopt) (MS Word)

Lesson Plan Set: Student Journal/Review (MS Word)

Lesson Plan Set: Assessment Record Sheet (MS Word)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
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Websites
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Multimedia
PBS NY : What's the Matter? - presents the states of matter.

PBS NY : Whose Shoes? - author reads a story that focuses on shoes, use this video for a discussion about the properties of shoes

Learn360: Charlestone Recycling Center - the topic of recycling can be used to discuss the various properties of matter. [3:54]

Learn360:"Stay Away From The Junkyard" (Reading Rainbow) - this book can be used as part of an ELA activity, to discuss the properties of the items in the story and how we recognize items by their properties, to discuss the concept of living vs non-living (Organisms Kit concept) and to look at the concept of recycling/re-purposing materials. [6:32]

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development(PD)
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PD Websites
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PD Multimedia
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Revised Date: 09/18/15


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