Elementary Science:
Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

Living and Nonliving Instructional Module

BOOK: Life
UNIT: Living Things

DESCRIPTION
All living things need food, water, air, and a place to live and grow. This module explains the needs and characteristics that all living things share and guides students as they discover the differences between living and nonliving things.

CORE CONCEPT
Living things have four specific characteristics: they

  1. are made up of parts,
  2. they use energy to grow,
  3. they respond to their environment, and
  4. they reproduce.
Engage SESSION 1

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Session 1

Offline Materials

  • Prior Knowledge Activity

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Explore SESSION 2

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Session 2

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  • Take it a Step Further

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Explain SESSION 3

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Session 3

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  • Demonstration of Mastery

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Elaborate Literacy Skills SESSION 4

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Session 4

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  • Literacy Skills: Vocabulary

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Elaborate Literacy and the Arts SESSION 5

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Session 5

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  • Literacy Skills: Compare & Contrast
  • Connection to the Arts

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Elaborate Math and Stem SESSION 6

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Session 6

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  • STEM Skills

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Elaborate Investigate SESSION 7

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Session 7

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  • Investigation

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video
Evaluate SESSION 8

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Session 8

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  • Offline Evaluation
  • Standardized Test Preparation

Teacher Support and
Embedded PD

  • Teacher Guide
  • Teacher Explain, PDF or Video
  • Engage Support Video

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