Marty Mcguire Digs Worms by Kate Messner and Brian Floca
The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch
Lucas and His Loco Beans: A Bilingual Tale of the Mexican Jumping bean by Romona Moreno Winner
Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
There’s a Hair in my Dirt by Gary Larson
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.
“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