Montessori 3-6 Homeschool Culture and Science Table of Contents/Sample Activity

 

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NAMC's 3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program. Table of Contents and sample activity for the Culture and Science curriculum.

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montessori 3­6 homeschool culture and science

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table of contents montessori nomenclature material 1 matching picture and label cards .2 introduction to geography 5 nature table 6 land water and air 8 the globe 10 the continents 12 geography pictures 17 land and water forms 20 making 3-dimensional land and water forms 23 making 2-dimensional land and water forms 25 flags of the world 27 introduction to history 31 the calendar 32 seasons 36 my family tree 38 timeline of your child s life 39 stories of famous people 41 3­6 homeschool culture and science © namc north american montessori center

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introduction to zoology 43 living and non-living things .44 plants and animals 48 vertebrate and invertebrate 51 classes of animals folders 54 the fish 56 the frog 59 the turtle 62 the bird 65 introducing a bird feeder 67 the horse 69 animals of the world 72 introduction to botany 75 introducing the plant 77 parts of the plant 79 parts of the root 82 the functions of the root 85 parts of the stem 88 the function of the stem 90 parts of the leaf 93 parts of the flower 95 parts of the fruit 97 parts of the seed 99 growing plants outside 101 3­6 homeschool culture and science © namc north american montessori center

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introduction to science 105 sink or float 106 magnetic attraction 109 magic mixture 112 vanishing sugar 115 how hard is ice 118 copper cleaning 121 volcanoes .124 3­6 homeschool culture and science © namc north american montessori center

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plants and animals purpose to introduce a child to the differences between plants and animals age 3­3 1/2 years old background information plants and animals are quite different in obvious ways plants get their energy from photosynthesis and in the process take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen while animals ultimately get their energy from plants and in the process take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide plants are stationary while most animals can move plants are relatively insensitive while animals usually have at least one and often several highly developed senses but as with the differences between living and non-living things the issue is not always so clear for example there are carnivorous plants such as the venus flytrap and sundew that supplement the food they produce through photosynthesis by 3­6 homeschool culture and science 48 © namc north american montessori center

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digesting insects and other small animals there are also creatures such as sponges that do not move except for the small hairs on cells that sweep water in and out of the organisms through the many pores that cover their surface you will need · · · · · · · · · · · plants such as moss mushrooms and leafy plants animals such as insects amphibians reptiles birds or mammals labels for plant and animal see blackline masters print one label for each organism presentation invite your child to a table to learn about plants and animals explain to your child that today she will learn about the differences between plants and animals ask your child to point to the things on the table that are plants and confirm that she is correct ask your child to point to the things on the table that are animals and confirm that she is correct invite your child to explain what differences she sees between the plants and animals foster a discussion covering the major differences of plants and animals including sources of energy which gases they use in respiration movement and sensation discuss the similarities of plants and animals including the fact that they both respire reproduce and excrete invite your child to place labels indicating plant or animal appropriately in front of each organism 3­6 homeschool culture and science 49 © namc north american montessori center

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variations · · · conduct the three-period lesson with the relevant vocabulary and on a nature walk invite your child to point out plants and animals focus on some of the more unusual plants and animals such as bullrushes and slugs vocabulary plant a life form that makes its own food through photosynthesis and has parts that anchor it to the ground which causes it to be stationary its response to its environment is limited and slow because it does not have sensory organs animal a life form that gets its food from outside sources and ultimately from plants it is able to move can sense and respond to its environment 3­6 homeschool culture and science 50 © namc north american montessori center

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