Books of the Month (Unit #10 Charles Darwin & Biology)

Marty Mcguire Digs Worms by Kate Messner and Brian Floca

Biology- Marty Mcguire Digs worms

The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch

Biology- The sun is my favorite star

Lucas and His Loco Beans: A Bilingual Tale of the Mexican Jumping bean by Romona Moreno Winner

Biology- Lucas and His Loco Beans

Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder

Biology- Fraidyzoo

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner

Biology- The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Biology- James and the giant peach

Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard

Biology- Beetle Boy

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Biology- The Evolution of Calpernia Tate

There’s a Hair in my Dirt by Gary Larson

Biology- There's a Hair in my Dirt

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Science in the community (Unit #10 Charles Darwin & Biology)

Lady bug nursery

Darwin Bonus: Go visit Ladybug nursery/greenhouse OR plant something in your garden OR find me an Earthworm and bring it to science class.

In our unit on Biology we will be learning all about plants and how Biology is the study of life and how living things survive and change. We will be dissecting flowers in lab, planting seeds, making plant diaries, observing earthworms and learning all about them by holding them, measuring them, and filling out an observation sheet.

Go get some ladybugs, a flower or a plant or find a worm in your yard and have fun with biology.

We Dig Science (Unit #10 Charles Darwin)

Charles Darwin in 1881

“I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.”

“Charles Darwin is best known for his work as a naturalist, developing a theory of evolution to explain biological change.”
“Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809 to April 19, 1882) was a naturalist and biologist known for his theory of evolution and the process of natural selection. Born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1831 he embarked on a five-year survey voyage around the world on the HMS Beagle; his studies of specimens led him to formulate his theories. In 1859, he published On the Origin of Species. Darwin’s theory of evolution declared that species survived through a process called “natural selection,” where those that successfully adapted, or evolved, to meet the changing requirements of their natural habitat thrived, while those that failed to evolve and reproduce died off. Through his observations and studies of birds, plants and fossils, Darwin noticed similarities among species all over the globe, along with variations based on specific locations, leading him to believe that the species we know today had gradually evolved from common ancestors. Darwin’s theory of evolution and the process of natural selection later became known simply as “Darwinism.” ~ Biography.com

In Class we will be studying earthworms and planting seeds, growing beans and dissecting plants