A INQ.1 Make observations and ask questions about objects, organisms and the environment.
Students will focus on the concept of a watershed and learn about the ecosystems that occur in their own watershed. They will learn about the plants and animals in the water and on the land that make the environment successful and vibrant.
A INQ.4 Read, write, listen and speak about observations of the natural world.
Student will engage in classroom discussions about the components of a watershed, listen to read-alouds describing the water cycle, document learning in the science journals with both words and images, and share their work in class with their group/peers.
A INQ.5 Seek information in books, magazines and pictures.
Students will use books and pictures, specifically
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean
Down Came the Rain,
to discover the waterways within the watershed and the components of the water cycle.
A INQ.6 Present information in words and drawings.
Students will document the questions and learning throughout the unit in the science journals. These journals will serve as a source of informal assessment.