Lesson Plans and Activities - Kindergarten | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

[My students] were asking deeper questions, sharing more stories, and trying harder because of the supportive relationships the students had developed with...Museum staff. Annie Lefkowitz, 4th grade teacher, Cienega Elementary School
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Lesson Plans and Activities - Kindergarten

Traveling the Silk Road

January 13 - April 11, 2014

Teachable Moments Quick activities to guide student exploration in our newest traveling exhibit.

 

Gem and Mineral Hall

Describing and Deciding Practice using new adjectives in a Gem and Mineral Hall scavenger hunt!

Exploring Size Use our natural world to reinforce the concept of "big" and "small."

Guided Discovery Consider the components of land. What do we know? What would we like to know?

Teachable Moments Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Gem and Mineral Hall.

 

Age of Mammals

What is a Mammal? Identify mammal characteristics and sort them from other mammals!

 

Dinosaur Hall

Paleontological Practice - Explore dinosaurs using a KWL approach and make guided observatiosn using a scavenger hunt for the Dinosaur Hall.

 

Bird Hall

Teachable Moments Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Bird Hall.

 

Mammal Halls

Teachable Moments Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Mammal Halls.

 

California History Hall

California History Hall  - Click to download activity guide