Structure and Function, Measurement

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Science

Grade:  1

Unit:   1.2  Structure and Function, Measurement GLE #5 (liquids)

Pacing  December - March

Essential Question(s):

1.  What does an (type of animal) need to survive?

2.  What do you need to survive?

3.  What does a plant need to survive?

4.  What body parts do animals and humans use to get what they     

      need?

5.  What parts does a plant use to get what it needs?

6.  What do we use to measure the right amount of water to make a

      cake?

 

Big Idea(s):

1.     Animals and plants have special structures that help them get what they need to survive.

2.      The volume of a liquid can be measured in different ways.

 

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Priority Standard

 

Science 1.2  Living things have different structures and behaviors that allow them to meet their basic needs.

 

#2  Identify different structures and behaviors used by birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects to move around, breathe, and obtain food and water (e.g. legs/wings/fins, gills/lungs, claws/hands, etc.)

#1  Infer from direct observation and print or electronic information that most animals and plants need water, food and air to stay alive.

#6  Compare/contrast information about animals and plants found in fiction and nonfiction sources.

#3  Explain the functions of roots, stems and leaves for enabling plants to obtain air, water, nutrients and sunlight.

#4  Sort and classify plants by observable characteristics (e.g. leaf size/shape, stem or trunk covering, type of flower/fruit)

#5  Perform simple experiments to explore how plant leaves and roots respond to water and sunlight.

 

Science 1.4  The properties of materials and organisms can be described more accurately through the use of standard measuring units.

# 5  Use graduated cylinders, beakers, and measuring cups to measure the volume of liquids in milliliters, liters, cups and ounces.

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

1.     Structure – physical attributes of plants and animals (e.g. claws/hands, stem/root, leaves)

 

2.     Basic needs – food/water,

          clothing, shelter, air,  

          sunlight      

 

3.     Movement – ways to obtain food, water, clothing, air, shelter, sunlight  

 

4.     Measurement – liquid    

          volume

   

 

Explain basic needs of plants and animals

 

Explain function of roots, stems, and leaves

 

Compare/Contrast structure and behaviors

 

Sort/Classify plants by observable characteristics (size/shape, fruit, flower)

 

Experiment with plants finding how their leaves and roots respond to water and sunlight

 

Measure volume of liquids

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Use a KWL chart (Know, Want to know, Learned) about the needs of plants and animals and how they obtain these needs.

Oral assessment for measuring liquids (attached)

 

 

 “Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

1.      Observations of student progress

2.      Oral assessments

3.      Informal questions and answers

4.      Supplemental worksheets  (not for measuring)

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

Post Test  (attached)

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

*Nonfiction leveled readers,

*Big Book/students copies,  “Plants

*Student books,  “Observing an Aquarium

 

**DSM Text  Length and Capacity:

*Activity  #9,  Units of Capacity

*Activity  #10,  Measuring in Liters

*Activity  #11,  Measuring in Milliliters

 

*graduated cylinders

*beakers

*measuring cups

          

 

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

1.      Whole group instruction

2.      Small group and/or partner experimentation

3.      One on one instruction and reinforcement by paraprofessional

4.      Science manipulatives

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

liter

cylinder

beaker

meter

milliliter

cup

ounce

volume

liquid

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mammal

amphibian

reptile

fish

bird

insect

structure

claw/hand

legs/wings/fins

gills/lungs

basic needs

root

stem

leaf

flower/fruit

nutrients

sunlight

air

water

shelter

 

 

Length and Capacity book, activities #8 and # 12

 

Fossweb.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Web searches

 

Activities on Foss.com and  BBC Science sites

 

Animal reports

 

 

 

 

Foss.com

BBC Science sites

Math -  See Saxon lessons # 50-1,

# 55 – 2,  # 110 – 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading – nonfiction leveled readers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading – nonfiction leveled readers