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Inclusive Frameworks in K-12 CS Education

Lesson 1: Surprising Stories about Plants and Animals

Lesson Summary

Students notice and wonder about organisms featured in news stories about organisms in unexpected places. Students choose an article to read or video to watch to learn more about a particular species. In a concluding discussion, they surface similarities between the featured animals and plants in the stories.

Lesson Goals

  1. Students will make observations and ask questions about plants and animals found in unexpected places.
  2. Students will communicate information they learned from reading an informational text or watching an informational video.
  3. Students will compare and contrast stories about different plants and animals found in unexpected places.