Observe the STC™ Organisms Unit in a first grade classroom. Teaching Lesson 13, Freshwater and Woodland Plants: How Do They Compare?

7th January, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thanks to Guilford County Schools for sharing their science students in action! In the Organisms unit, the students have observed, discussed, and cared for all of their organisms over time and are developing an understanding that organisms grow, change, along with the fact that they have general and specific needs. In lesson 13 of the STC™ » Read More

Observe the STC™ Organisms in a first grade classroom. Teaching lesson 3, “Planting our Seeds” in an elementary classroom

4th May, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 12 Comments

Science and Technology for Children® Organisms Unit:  Planting Our Seeds lesson 3   By the end of the unit your students will understand that:   Plants and animals are two kinds of organisms. Organisms are similar in some ways and different in others. The new starting point in the life cycle of a plant is » Read More

Observing plant growth while integrating math and science. The perfect connection!

26th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 9 Comments

My first grade students are enjoying a unit of study about plant life.  Students have made and recorded daily observations of plant growth in their science journals.  In the photo you will see students using unifix cubes to measure the height of their plants.  We are currently in the process of transplanting our class seedlings » Read More

Use student notebook entries from STC® Organisms to assess student learning

20th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

* How well were students able to apply their experiences from the STC ® Organisms  unit to humans? * Do students show growth in their ability to make comparisons among different organisms? * Did students provide plausible reasons why humans are like other animals or plants? What observations do you make when assessing these 1st » Read More