While I LOVE to teach thematically, a required scope and sequence and district unit tests can get in the way.
This supplemental resource will enhance your upper elementary life science unit as you work your way through the required unit pacing. What topic do students love? The ocean! Fascinating animals, exotic habitats, strange adaptations, who could ask for more?
I specifically designed this Ocean Life resource to correlate with 5th grade science TEKS for life science related to ecosystems (5.9A-C) and animal adaptations and behaviors (5.10A-B). | See the Life Science TEKS Planning Guide! |
There are 11 activities in all to use throughout your life science unit. Some of the activities are quick Interactive Notebook pages. Others will take a full class period. One activity is a multi-day project that ties in all of the life science standards included!
See how I integrated this unit into my plans by downloading my Free 5th Grade TEKS Life Science Planning Guide.
See Ocean Life on TpT
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Read Alouds and Trade Book Recommendations
These books are suggested to enhance your lessons and classroom library. I recommend checking Epic (free for teachers), your school and public library, or Amazon below (affiliate links).
If you’re feeling a *little extra* and want to bring in a few props for this unit, here are some fun recommendations. It’s totally not necessary, but can be a fun addition!