Unit 1: The Human Body
Parts of the Human Body
- Akili and Me “Body Parts Song”: Students move, dance, and learn their different body parts (only the first two songs on this compilation)
- Akili and Me “My Body is For”: Students listen to this educational read-aloud storybook to learn body parts.
- Akili and Me “Draw a Body with Bush Baby”: Students join Bush Baby’s art class and learn how to draw a body. This is a fun activity for your students to follow along.
- Parts of the body (with arrows and words)
- Body parts for kids
- Body Parts Vocabulary: Students learn body parts vocabulary with this Memory Game (ear, eyes, mouth, nose, hand, head etc.)
- Parts of the Body 1: Students match up words (with audio) to pictures of the correct body part (foot, hand, leg, head, shoulders, arm, knee)
- Parts of the Body 2: (thumb, back, heel, body, ankle, finger, feet toes)
- Parts of the Body 3: The Head (hair, face, eye, neck, nose, head, chin, tongue, ear, mouth, teeth, cheek)
- Body Parts: This game begins with a lesson in which the names and function of various human body parts are explained through animation. The lesson is followed by two games to help students reinforce their concept of body parts.
- Body Parts Games: This game has a Learn and Review section, followed by games to practice spelling, vocabulary, grammar, or answering questions. The “Questions” games may be most appropriate for this age level.
Unit 2: Health Education
Hygiene: Cleaning Your Body
- Akili and Me “Handwashing Song”: A popular hand washing song from Akili and Me (first song on a compilation)
- BrainPOP: Personal Hygiene: Students learn that keeping your body neat and clean is as essential to good health as nutrition, exercise, and sleep! Students learn the everyday habits that keep harmful bacteria away from your skin, hair, and teeth.
- Top to Toe Hygiene for Kids: Students watch this brief animation about what to wash and how often.
- How to Brush Your Teeth Properly
- This Is The Way: Fun and simple song about getting ready in the morning, including washing face, combing hair, brushing teeth, getting dressed, and going to school.
- Hey Kids! Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands!!: In this video, students learn the importance of washing your hands before eating to prevent illness.
Interactives and Games:
- Scrub-A-Dub: Students give baths to farm animals so they’re ready for their photo to be taken!
- Brush the Hippo’s Teeth: Students use a toothbrush to clean Hippo’s teeth
- Blowing Your Nose: Students use a tissue to properly clean the nose!
- Washing Hands: Students use soap and water to get dirty hands clean!
Unit 3: Plants
- TLM Ghana: Students learn about edible plants, classified as erect, climbing, or creeping.
- Musical slideshow of the Flora & some Fauna of Kenya.
- Homage to Tsavo: Listen to Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, share her love and knowledge of the spectacular Tsavo National Park, where she has lived and worked for 60 years.
- Sisal: The Surprising Plant Helping Kenyan Farmers Prosper
- Food For Life: This video, focused on ecological farming in Kenya, may be too complex for students of this age, but it does have good visuals of local crops that can be talked about by the teacher.
Parts of a Plant
- The Dr. Binocs Show “Parts of a Plant”: Students learn that plants are very similar to human beings. Dr. Binocs as he zooms in on different parts of plants and explains their functions.
- From a Seed to a Flower: This movie goes through each stage of a growing flower along with naming the basic parts of the flower.
Plant Parts & Edible Plants
Interactives and Games:
- Eating Plants: Small video tutorials about edible plants, followed by small quiz games to test student knowledge.
- Identify the Fruit: Small video tutorials about types of fruits, followed by small quiz games to test student knowledge.
- Garden Games: Students plant their own garden with both vegetables and ornamental flowers.
- Plant Parts: Drag and drop the plant part names in the correct box.
Unit 4: Weather
Interactives and Games:
- Dress For The Season: Students are prompted to help the animals get dressed for each season.
- Weather Match: Students practice matching weather vocabulary to the correct picture.
- Picture the Seasons: Students click through the four quadrants of a framed picture to complete the season.
- Stormy Night: Simple interactive in which students move a rain cloud over the water and click it to make lightning.
- Thermometer: Students toggle a thermometer up and down and look out the window to see how the weather changes.
- Rainbow: Students repeatedly click on a rain cloud while the sun is shining and watch as a rainbow is formed.
Mystery Science Lessons:
- Have you ever watched a storm?: In this Mystery students start their path toward becoming weather watchers! They learn the different factors involved in describing the weather, then observe and draw the weather.
- How can you get ready for a big storm?: In this Read-Along Mystery, JJ and his grandfather get ready for a big storm.
- What will the weather be like on your birthday?: In this Mystery students use observations of the four classic seasons to spot patterns and thereby determine the seasons’ order.
- How do you know what to wear for the weather?: In this Read-Along Mystery, Kevin becomes a weather detective to figure out why he keeps losing his clothes.
- How could you warm up a frozen playground?: In this Mystery, students experiment with ways to bring light and warmth to a cold place where the sun doesn’t shine throughout the winter
- How could you walk barefoot across hot pavement without burning your feet?: In this Read-Along Mystery, Keya needs to find a way to get from the swimming pool to the ice cream truck without burning her bare feet on the hot pavement: Can she do it?
Unit 5: Animals
- Local Animals
- Parts of Animals
Unit 6: Water
- Sources of Water
- Uses of Water
Unit 7: Soil
- Playing with Soil
Unit 8: Foods
- Local foods
Unit 9: Energy
Unit 10: Properties of Matter
- Presence of Air
Unit 11: Making Work Easier