Thursday, January 31, 2013

Flight: Instinct or learned

Instinct: inborn pattern of behavior.
Reproduction: how plants or animals make offspring.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Endeavor traveling overhead in Bay Area

By: Mr. Moskito

Close up of a Space Shuttle in outer space (Photo: NASA)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Common Core: Exemplar Texts on a Topic Across Grades K-5

The Human Body: Students can begin learning about the human body starting in kindergarten and then review and extend their learning during each subsequent grade. 
1. The five senses and associated body parts 
• My Five Senses by Aliki (1989)
• Hearing by Maria Rius (1985)
• Sight by Maria Rius (1985)
• Smell by Maria Rius (1985)
• Taste by Maria Rius (1985)
• Touch by Maria Rius (1985)
2. Taking care of your body: Overview (hygiene, diet, exercise, rest) 
• My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health & Fitness by Pat Thomas (2001)
• Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson (2008)
• Go Wash Up by Doering Tourville (2008)
• Sleep by Paul Showers (1997)
• Fuel the Body by Doering Tourville (2008)
1. Introduction to the systems of the human body and associated body parts 
• Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body by Mick Manning (2007)
• Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney (1999)
• The Human Body by Gallimard Jeunesse (2007)
• The Busy Body Book by Lizzy Rockwell (2008)
• First Encyclopedia of the Human Body by Fiona Chandler (2004)
2. Taking care of your body: Germs, diseases, and preventing illness
• Germs Make Me Sick by Marilyn Berger (1995)
• Tiny Life on Your Body by Christine TaylorButler (2005)
• Germ Stories by Arthur Kornberg (2007)
• All About Scabs by Genichiro Yagu (1998)
Second - Third 
1. Digestive and excretory systems
• What Happens to a Hamburger by Paul Showers (1985)
• The Digestive System by Christine TaylorButler (2008)
• The Digestive System by Rebecca L. Johnson (2006)
• The Digestive System by Kristin Petrie (2007)
2. Taking care of your body: Healthy eating and nutrition 
• Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell (1999)
• Showdown at the Food Pyramid by Rex Barron (2004)
3. Muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems 
• The Mighty Muscular and Skeletal Systems Crabtree Publishing (2009)
• Muscles by Seymour Simon (1998) • Bones by Seymour Simon (1998)
• The Astounding Nervous System Crabtree Publishing (2009)
• The Nervous System by Joelie Riley (2004)
Fourth - Fifth 
1. Circulatory system
• The Heart by Seymour Simon (2006)
• The Heart and Circulation by Carol Ballard (2005)
• The Circulatory System by Kristin Petrie (2007)
• The Amazing Circulatory System by John Burstein (2009)
2. Respiratory system
• The Lungs by Seymour Simon (2007)
• The Respiratory System by Susan Glass (2004)
• The Respiratory System by Kristen Petrie (2007)
• The Remarkable Respiratory System by John Burstein (2009)
3. Endocrine system
• The Endocrine System by Rebecca Olien (2006)
• The Exciting Endocrine System by John Burstein (2009)
California’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects