The activities in this lesson plan will help students understand the similarities and differences in families and identify attributes in themselves and others.
Learning about community helpers, such as police officers, fire fighters and hospital workers, and taking community field trips will help students understand how they fit into their community and the world.
Students will be motivated to reflect on family traditions and customs of celebrations. As they share these 'unique' practices discussion will bring to light the differences and similarities of families. Students are introduced to other celebrations from around the world as well as right here at home.
Students will observe as the teacher performs a variety of chemical and/or physical reactions. The teacher will guide a discussion that reinforces the concepts that atoms and molecules are too small to see but that we know about them through their behavior.
Students will list three or more types of evidence of prehistoric cultures that encouraged archaeologists to investigate the marshes around the Great Salt Lake. Students will also explain why it is important not to disturb archaeological remains.