Thursday, January 14, 2010

Science Saturday: Martin Luther King Jr.

Ok, I know today is not Saturday, but I started the Martin Luther King Jr unit last January and failed to post a Science section for it, so I am posting it now. Here are the other links for this unit:
Math Monday
Time Travel Tuesday
World Wednesday
Think About It Thursday
Fun Friday

Now onto the science activities:

There is not a whole lot that I came up with outside of human biology and genetics.

- Discuss how we are the same inside, even if we look different on the outside. We all need the same things to live :air, food, water and we all have a brain, heart, lungs, bones, etc.

- Make a list of the various characteristics that are the same and different in people. Example: Same: we all have a heart, 10 fingers, 10 toes, etc Different: hair color, eye color, skin color, etc You may need to explain that illness or disability may also make some people have different characteristics (more/less than 10 fingers, albino coloring, etc)

- Explain why some things are different in people. Vocabulary word: genes