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Acadia

Pools of Wonder

Grades K-1
Science, Language Arts, Art

Overview

Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will access the park’s website to understand tide pool communities and the plants and animals that live in them.  After viewing the website’s view of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, the students will imagine the area of the rocks, ocean, and tide pools.  They will learn more through videos and texts, then demonstrate their knowledge through class discussions, diagrams, worksheets, and illustrations.

Worksheets

Acadia National Park Quarter Reverse

United States Map

Pools of Wonder

High Tide, Low Tide

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Pools of Wonder

National Standards

Science

National Science Teachers Association (www.nsta.org)

  • Organisms and their environments: An organism's patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism's environment, including the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food and resources, and the physical characteristics of the environment. When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce and others die or move to new locations.

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org) and International Reading Association (www.reading.org)

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

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