Suggested Big Ideas:

Grades 3–5 (Ages 8–11) Q4


The following experiences with technology and digital resources are examples of learning activities students might engage in during grades 3–5 (ages 8–11):
  1. Conduct science experiments using digital instruments, simulations and measurement devices. (4,6)
  2. Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher. (3,4)
  3. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses. (3,4,6)
  4. Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources (3,4)
  5. Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support. (4,6)


Suggested Themes

  • Earth Day (April 22)
  • Arbor day (April 26)
  • Animal Life Cycles
  • Insects
  • New Plants
  • Easter/Spring (Bunnies, Eggs)
  • Environment
  • Structures of Life
  • Measurement
  • Aviation
  • Earth Science
  • Magnets
  • Electricity
  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Water
  • Sun, Moon Earth
  • Landforms

Research and Information Fluency

Science and Math Integration

  1. Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher. (3,4)
  2. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses. (3,4,6)
  3. Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources (3,4)

Lesson
Learning Target/Description
Application
Files
Choose My Plate
Students will...
1. Understand the Food Pyramid and construct your goals for nutrition.
2. Complete the log-in for the site and create fitness goals
3. Begin a journal to document your goals
Website
Website

Nutrition Lesson Plan
Human Body
Students will...1. Explore the multiple layers of the human body.
2. See a beating heart as it changes with motion.
Website
Website
Sun, Moon, Earth
This website has many interactives for students to explore
Website
Earth Moon and Sun

Solar System
Electricity
This website has many interactives for students to explore

Electricity and Energy
Magnets
This website has many interactives for students to explore

Magnets and Compass
Structures of Life
Conduct science experiments using digital instruments, simulations and measurement devices.
Website
Introduction
Build your fish
Landforms
This website has many interactives for students to explore
Website
Lanadforms


Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Science and Math Integration

  1. Conduct science experiments using digital instruments, simulations and measurement devices. (4,6)
  2. Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher. (3,4)
  3. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses. (3,4,6)
  4. Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources (3,4)
  5. Conceptualize, guide, and manage individual or group learning projects using digital planning tools with teacher support. (4,6)

Lesson
Learning Target/Description
Application
Files
Pancake Wood
Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher.
Explore Pancake woods and discover how plants and animals specially adapt to life in the woodlands. Learn about their habitat requirements for survival in Level and then watch Pancake Woods as it grows and changes over time in Level Two. See if you can make sure all the plants and animals keep the conditions they need to stay happy!
Website
Interactive
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