First Grade Team
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IB Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works

Central Idea:  People classify animals in order to understand them.

LInes of Inquiry:  

•Characteristics of living things

•Life cycles

Habitats and basic needs of living things

During this unit we are focusing on these:

IB Profiles:  Thinkers, Inquirers

IB Attitludes:  Curiosity, Respect, Confidence

Key Concepts:  Form, Change, Connection

These are some excellent websites for children to explore and learn about animals.

Eaglecam

Pebble Go research site

BrainPop Jr

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/

http://mnzoo.org/

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/videos/

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/life_cycle/index.htm

animal habitat game

food chain game

 

As part of this unit we will go on a field trip to the MN Zoo in Apple Vally MN on Thursday, May 21, 2015.