Learning Exercise

Language Arts and Science with NASA: Kindergarten Style MICROBES!

This lesson has the kids learning about microbes. It is a visual lesson using the Internet sites I provided.
Course: Kindergarten
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Exercise

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Lesson Title: Microbes in the Sky!

Objectives: 1. Students will learn that Microbes are living creatures. 2.
Students will successfully compare different Microbes. 3. Students will use the
Internet to conduct research. 4. Students will work and share in collaboration.

CDE Science: Life Sciences 2a: a. Students know how to observe and describe
similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and
animals (e.g., seed-bearing plants, birds, fish, insects). Life Sciences 2c:
Students know how to identify major structures of common plants and animals
(e.g., stems, leaves, roots, arms, wings, legs). Investigation and
Experimentation 4e: Communicate observations orally and through drawings.

CDE Language Arts: 1.9: Blend vowel-consonant sounds orally to make words and
syllables. 1.17: Identify and sort common words in basic categories (e.g.,
colors, shapes, foods).ally to make words or syllables. 1.18: Describe common
objects and events in both general and specific language.

NETS: #5: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and
others when using technology in the classroom. #6: Demonstrate positive social
and ethical behaviors when using technology. #7: Practice responsible use of
technology systems and software.

Website: http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/zsamain.html

Anticipatory Set: Students will visit http://www.microbe.org/

Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate Microbe discussion groups. 2. Monitor
Internet research. 3. Do a KWL chart for Microbes. 4. Assess as needed to guide
discussion.

Critical Student Tasks: 1. Collaborate with peers. 2. Conduct research on the
Internet. 3. Observe and note observations. 4. Share observations with class and
teacher.

Assessment: Informal as according to the oral language conventions. Formal as
according to the Effort/Achievement Rubric. Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.

Audience

Technical Notes

LCD PROJECTOR AND INTERNET ARE A MUST.

Requirements

Should be able to work collaboratively. Some reading would be nice.

Topics

Science, Language Arts and Technology

Learning Objectives

1. Students will learn that Microbes are living creatures. 2. Students will successfully compare different Microbes. 3. Students will use the Internet to conduct research. 4. Students will work and share in collaboration.