Thursday, October 7, 2010

What's Alive?

We have spent that last few weeks on our unit:  The World Around Us.  Students learned What is a Scientist and became scientists as we explored the world outside.  We also studied Living and Nonliving objects.  Students began by observing two types of worms:  Nightcrawlers and Gummy Worms. 

The next day we went outside and observed our world.  Students were instructed to sketch one thing they observed outside.  We brought in our drawings and sorted the pictures into two groups:  living and nonliving.  We did have to do some researching.  One student drew dried leaves and another student drew a pinecone on the ground.  After making observations and researching using the book What's Alive, students created a new group:  Once-Living.

Finally, we sorted the living things into two groups:  Living Plants and Living Animals.  
We also enjoyed a treat: Gummy Worms!  Yum!


Megan said...

This looks very familiar!

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