Standards and Objectives - Primary


Busy Bees Lesson

Time Needed for set-up: 30 to 45 min.
Class time: 1 hour
Target Age/ Audience: Grades Kdg – 3rd

Goal
Provide an experience with the world of bees and the individual roles of each type as well as their importance in the development of plants and our food.


Objectives

  • Provide an experience with a traveling bee hive.
  • Develop problem-solving skills for later use in science
  • Explore the world of insects & their habitats
  • Discover how bees pollinate
  • Investigate how different pollen creates different honey.


Standards:

Tennessee

  • GLE 0007.Inq.1 Observe the world of familiar objects using the senses and tools.
  • GLE 0007.3.1  Recognize that living things require water, food, and air.
  • GLE 0107.5.1  Investigate how plants and animals can be grouped according to their habitat.
  • GLE 0207.2.1   Investigate living things found in different places.
  • GLE 0307.5.1   Explore the relationship between an organism’s characteristics and its ability to survive in a particular environment.

Georgia

  • SKCS6 Students will understand the important features of the process of scientific inquiry by observing plants and animals closely and taking care to know the needs of living things.
  • SKL1 Students will sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable physical attributes.
  • SKL2 Students will compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.
  • S3L1  Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat.


Full of energy

Class time: 1 hour
Time Needed for set-up: 30 min.
Target Age/ Audience: Grades 1-3

Goal
Explore the properties of energy including the difference between static and current electricity, conductivity and insulation properties, and understand sound, sunlight, and movement as energy sources.

Objectives
Students will

  • Explore the difference between static and current electricity. Static electricity can be explained as the negatively charged electrons in an atom are attracted to the positively charged protons in the atom’s nucleus. This force of attraction binds the electrons to the atom and distance causes it to weaken.
  • Investigate the difference between a conductor and an insulator and their perspective functions for different types of energy.
  • Recognize that various materials conduct heat and which are better than others.

Standards
Tennessee

  • TN.14.2 Recognize that sound is produced when objects vibrate
  • TN.3.14.spi.2 Identify how sounds are produced
  • TN.3.14.spi.3 Identify the effects of the sun light on various materials.
  • TN.3.1.1 Examine forms of energy by identifying and comparing basic energy sources

Georgia

  • GA. S3CS3. Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities utilizing safe laboratory procedures.
  • GA. S3CS8. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry.
  • GA. S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature indicates a change in heat.

 


Good for You & Me

Class time: 1 hour
Time Needed for set-up: 30 to 45 min.
Target Age/ Audience: Grades – Kdg – 3rd

Goal
Develop an understanding of what they can do to help their bodies and to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Objectives

  • Provide an experience with nutritious foods
  • Develop understanding where foods come from, what part of the plant
  • Explore how their heart is affected by exercise.
  • Experience methods of keeping their body clean and what germs are.
  • Discover what is inside their bodies where the food is turned into energy.


Standards
Tennessee

  • GLE 0007.3.1 Recognize that living things require water, food, and air.
  • GLE 0007.5.1 Compare the basic features of plants and animals.
  • GLE 0007.3.1 Recognize that living things require water, food, and air.

Georgia

  • LD 4 a Uses language for a variety of purposes
  • LD 4 c Uses complete sentences of increasing length in conversation
  • SD 1 b Uses senses to observe, classify, and learn about objects
  • SD 1 c Uses language to describe observation
  • SD 1 d Uses simple equipment to experiment, observe, and increase understanding

The Living World

Time Needed for set-up: 30 to 45 min.
Class time: 1 hour
Target Age/ Audience: Grades Kdg – 3rd

Goal:
Provide an experience with different families of living organisms, their characteristics, and environments.

Objectives:

Provide an experience with living creatures
Develop problem-solving skills for later use in science
Explore the world of animals & habitats
Discover similarities and differences in living creatures
Match adult and baby animals
Problem-solve adaptations an animal would have to make to live in a particular environment

Standards:
Tennessee:

  • GLE 0007.4.2 Observe that offspring resemble their parents.
  • GLE 0007.3.1  Recognize that living things require water, food, and air.
  • GLE 0107.5.1  Investigate how plants and animals can be grouped according to their habitat.
  • GLE 0207.2.1   Investigate living things found in different places.
  • GLE 0307.5.1   Explore the relationship between an organism’s characteristics and its ability to survive in a particular environment.


Georgia

  • SKCS6 Students will understand the important features of the process of scientific inquiry by observing plants and animals closely and taking care to know the needs of living things.
  • SKL1 Students will sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable physical attributes.
  • SKL2 Students will compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.
  • S3L1  Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat.

 


 

Magnificent Magnets

Class time: 1 hour
Time Needed for set-up: 30 min.
Target Age/ Audience: Grades kdg -3

Goal
Provide an experience with magnets, where they come from, their magnetic field, and  types of metals attracted by them.

Objectives

  • Students will experience that magnets are objects that can attract to certain objects or repel with other objects and come in many shapes and sizes.
  • They will explore magnet polarity. Every magnet has two sides –a North Pole and a South Pole and how they interact with other magnets.
  • Students will discover that iron is the preferred metal of magnets to attract to.  Other metals that can attract to magnets include nickel, cobalt, and steel, which all have iron components. 
  • Students will investigate the magnetic field of a magnet. 

Standards
Tennessee

  • 11.0 Forces & Motion (The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.)
  • GLE 0307.12.1  Explore how magnets attract objects made of certain metals.

Georgia

  • S1P2 Students will demonstrate effects of magnets and other magnets and other objects.

Mesmerizing Masks

Class time: 1 hour
Time needed for set-up: 30 minutes           
Target Age/Audience: Grades kindergarten –3rd

Goal
Provide students with materials to create masks from a variety of materials which represent various cultures and exploring the concepts of symmetry and color.

Objectives

  • Students will see masks from different cultures and customs, examining  how they were used by various cultures (Native American, Japanese, African, Mayan, American).
  • Students will explore the variety of materials used to make masks as they make their own mask.
  • Students will experience how to use symmetry, color, and their eye hand coordination in making their mask.
  • Students will discuss how masks have many different purposes. (protection, disguise, ceremony, dance, drama, storytelling, war, artwork)

Standards
Tennessee

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of tools and materials to create a work of art.
  • 1.2 Use a variety of techniques and processes to produce original works of art that reflect personal experiences, imagination, and observations.
  • 1.3 Use tools and materials in a safe and responsible manner.
  • 2.1 Recognize and identify elements and principles of art.
  • 2.2 Use the elements and principles of art to communicate ideas.
  • 2.3 Develop an awareness of the function of art in their environment.
  • 4.1 Relate works of art to different times, civilizations and places.

Cultural

  • 1.01  Understand the diversity of human cultures.
  • 1.02  Discuss cultures and human patterns of places and regions of the world.
  • 1.03  Recognize the contributions of individuals and people of various ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups to the development of civilizations.

Georgia

  • MKG3. Students will identify, create, extend, and transfer patterns from on representation to another using actions, objects, and geometric shapes.
  • M1P4. Students will make connections among mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.

Rockin with Rocks (and Minerals)

Class time: 1 hour
Time Needed for set-up: 30 min.
Target Age/ Audience: Grades 1-3

Goal
Explore the properties of rocks and the minerals that make them up.  Explore how to differentiate between types of rocks and how they are formed by looking at their physical attributes. Explore fossils and discuss extinct species and what causes extinction.  Finally, students will explore the difference between living and non-living material.

Objectives
Students will

  • Explore the materials that form the earth and classify them as living or non-living..
  • Investigate the difference between sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.
  • Experience fossils and classify them as extinct or non-extinct.
  • Practice some basic tests on rocks to determine their origin and make-up according to their physical attributes of shape, color, texture, and hardness.

Standards
Tennessee

  • TN GLE 0307.7.2 Recognize that rocks can be composed of one or more minerals.
  • TN GLE 0307.2.1 Categorize things as living or non-living.
  • TN GLE 0307.5.2 Classify organisms as thriving, threatened, endangered, or extinct.

Georgia

  • GA. S3E1. Students will investigate the physical attributes of rocks and soils.
  • GA  S3E2  Students will investigate fossils as evidence of organisms that lived long ago.

Simply amazing Machines

Class time: 1 hour
Time Needed for set-up: 30 min.                       
Target Age/ Audience: Grades 1-3

Goal
Children will experiment with simple machines and be introduced to the idea that simple machines make our work easier.

Objectives

Students will discover that

  • Wheels help make our work easier by rolling around an axle.
  • Pulleys help us lift heavy loads.
  • Gears help machines move parts.
  • Inclined planes help us move things up and down.
  • Wedges help us break things apart.
  • Screws help hold things together.
  • Levers help lift things.


Standards
Tennessee

  • GLE 0307.11.1  Explore how the direction of a moving object is affected by unbalanced forces
  • GLE 0307.11.2 Recognize the relationship between the mass of an object and the force needed to move it.

Georgia

  • S4P3.  Students will demonstrate the relationship between the application of a force and the resulting change in position and motion on an object.
    1. a. Identify simple machines and explain their uses.
    2. b. Using different size objects, observe how force affects speed and motion.

Wacky Weather and the Water Cycle

Class time: 1 hour
Time needed for setup: 30 min
Target Age/ Audience:  Grade 1-3

Goal
Students will be introduced to basic understandings about weather by using weather instruments, the water cycle, and discussing weather vocabulary.

Objectives

  • Students will determine how an anemometer works with a fan and what it measures the temperature is in their classroom, they will see the barometer move from the pressure in the glass.
  • The students will look at the process of the watercycle through the use of a fog mister. It shows how a cloud is formed and what condensation/evaporation look like.
  • The class will recognize the difference of the seasons and changes of weather.
  • The students will discuss and create the various cloud types.


Standards 
Tennessee

  • 8.1 Recognize daily and seasonal weather changes
  • 0207.8.1 Associate temperature patterns with seasonal changes
  • 8.2 Realize that weather is associated with temperature, precipitation, and wind conditions and can be measured using tools and instruments.

Georgia

  • S2CS3 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, manipulating, objects in scientific areas.
  • S2CS5 Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.