Living and Nonliving at a Glance
Activity Activity Description
EngageThe Engage session activates students’ prior knowledge of living and nonliving things. In this session students use their digital Notebooks to record their thoughts and then watch an animated video that gets them thinking about the topic. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion of the needs and wants of living things. To complete the session students collaborate with peers offline and continue to unpack their prior knowledge.
ExploreThe Explore session promotes interest in and curiosity about living and nonliving things. In this session students build virtual living things using different plant and animal parts. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion that encourages them to wonder about the characteristics of living things. To complete the session students work collaboratively offline and further explore the characteristics of living and nonliving things.
ExplainThe Explain session mixes animation with real-life video clips to provide a clear and concise description of the characteristics of living and nonliving things. Students are also encouraged to express their understanding, in their own words, as they participate in teacher-led discussions. To complete the session students participate in an offline activity that allows them to demonstrate mastery of the content.
AlphabetizeThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to living and nonliving things. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on the content vocabulary addressed throughout the module. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces literacy skills.
SillyBullsThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to living and nonliving things. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on the content vocabulary addressed throughout the module. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces literacy skills.
Show and TellThis Elaborate session promotes the use of formal definitions and explanations in a format not traditionally used in science instruction. In this session students view an animated literature piece and use their digital Notebook to record their ideas. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion that emphasizes the science content. To complete the session students participate in offline activities that reinforce the connection between science, literature, and the arts.
Match ItThis Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
Memory MatchThis Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to living and nonliving things. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on the content vocabulary addressed throughout the module. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces literacy skills.
Ready For Freddy?This Elaborate session allows students to practice and apply new terminology related to the module content. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on vocabulary and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity.
InvestigateThis Elaborate session encourages students to extend their understanding of the concept as they apply science process skills. In this session students participate in a virtual investigation as they make observations and record data in their digital Notebook. Students then participate in a teacher-led discussion that wraps up the online Investigate. To complete the session students will work collaboratively as they participate in an offline hands-on investigation.
Take a NoteThis Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
The ChecklistThis Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
EvaluateThe Evaluate session reviews and assesses students’ knowledge of the content covered in the module. In this session students participate in a teacher-led review of all concepts covered. Then students complete an online assessment to measure their progress toward learning goals. Offline evaluations are available and can be used as needed.