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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this lesson, students conduct a science experiment and later discuss the events of the lab during shared writing. Students explain the procedure in their own words and then revise to include content specific vocabulary. Finally, students reflect on new words added to their writing using the Trading Card Creator interactive.
Grades 3 – 6 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 22
In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 27
Students learn about Rachel Carson, explore different environmental websites, and write a Diamante Poem about a particular habitat.