questions for Grades 1-3
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Questions to pose to students about the video clips.
These questions will help guide a discussion of the videos. As more videos are added the questions will be adjusted to cover other aspects. There are several themes that should be evident in the current videos and they are identified in the Appendix.
For each of the grades there is a “main focus” series of questions typically based on Understanding Life Systems. For many of the grades there is a Supplemental section that, while not as developed, does suggest other possible uses for the videos.
Primary Grades (1-3)
General (Based on Grade 1 Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things)
Supplemental: (GRADE 1 | UNDERSTANDING EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS: DAILY AND SEASONAL CHANGES)
In some of these videos students can explore the seasonal changes that occur in nature. For example videos showing the seasons in the Riverwood forest can be explored and discussed. The seasonal activities of the various animals can be charted.
General (Based on Grade 2 Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals)
Supplemental: (GRADE 2 | UNDERSTANDING EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS
AIR AND WATER IN THE ENVIRONMENT)
Many of the videos focus on the importance of water in the environment. The Credit River is the main waterway through Riverwood and it is because of it that Riverwood is home to such a diversity of wildlife and habitats. Air or at least the effect of wind can be viewed especially in some of the habitat videos.
General (Based on Grade 3 Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES)
As this series develops videos on structures made by wildlife will continue to be added to the collection. In the current series there are several examples of bird’s nests that can be observed and analyzed.