Alike & Different


Authors:

Tina Serdjenian
Multiage
George J. Mitchell School
Waterville, ME 04901
Tel. (207) 873-0695
Email: tserdjenian@fc.wtvl.k12.me.us
Elaine Breton
Grade Two
George J. Mitchell School
Waterville, ME 04901
Tel. (207) 873-0695
Email: ebreton@fc.wtvl.k12.me.us

 

Grade Level: One

Group Setting: Small or Whole Group Instruction

Time Requirement: one 30 minute session

Curriculum Area: Science
Topic:
Animals

Maine Learning Results Performance Indicators:

D4: Describe the ways in which individuals of the same species are alike and different.
L1: Describe and compare things in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and behavior.

Waterville Curriculum Document Indicators:

Describe and compare things (Communication, 1)

Task Description:

The teacher uses 2 students as examples for the purpose of comparing their likes and differences. Students will observe and describe ways in which individuals of the same species are alike and different. The observations made by students can be recorded on a Venn Diagram as they are discussed.

Student Products/Performances:

Student observation
Completed Venn Diagram

Teaching Materials/ARC Resources:

Chart Paper
Markers

These are suggested ARC titles for your work with this lesson plan.

Code Number Material Title
ARC/CB Earthworm Model
SP590-4 Living Things: Alike and Different

 

Made Possible by:


The Colby Partnership for Science Education
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Bell Atlantic Foundation