Grade 1: Understanding Life Systems
Needs and Characteristics of Living Things Science Kit.
Call Number: TBD
Covers the following:
Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections
Strand B: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Stressing the importance of a healthy environment, this kit focuses on the physical characteristics of living things, and how living things provide for their needs. Also included in this kit are activities which focus on different parts of the body, including the five senses. This kit includes materials for five activities.
This website has categorized various animal types and gives examples of each with facts that go with it. The facts and pictures are an easy way for students to learn about and compare the physical characteristics of each animal and their needs.
This Teacher's Guide pdf offers activities that teach students about their five senses. K-2.
This video is from the National Film Board of Canada.
"This short animation by artist and animator Evelyn Lambart offers a wordless plea for the right of all living creatures to a clean, unpolluted environment. With rich colour and intricate animated motion, the film features birds, butterflies and other woodland creatures succumbing to air pollution caused by human inventions."
"Learn about the five senses with Dr. Binocs."