Shapes, forms, and colors introduces students to both two dimensional shapes and three dimensional forms. Students are also given the opportunity to work with primary colors to form secondary colors. Color tints and shades are also explored. The skills of observing, discussing, describing, predicting, and classifying are used throughout the unit. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in Classroom plants introduces elementary students to the life cycle of plants through observing, growing, and caring for common plants under a variety of conditions. Opportunities are provided for plants to be grown from seeds, cuttings, and roots. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org


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  • Arts > Visual Arts
  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K
  • Pre-K


BOCES science math shapes colors tints student-facing



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SCI.K-4.4.P3.1b: Science

Matter has properties (color, hardness, odor, sound, taste, etc.) that can be observed through the senses.

SCI.K-4.4.P3.1c: Science

Objects have properties that can be observed, described, and/ or measured: length, width, volume, size, shape, mass or weight, temperature, texture, flexibility, reflective- ness of light.

SCI.K-4.4.P3.1f: Science

Objects and/ or materials can be sorted or classified according to their properties.

SCI.K-4.4.L3.1c.3: Science

animal adaptations include coloration for warning or attraction, camouflage, defense mechanisms, movement, hibernation, and migration

SMT.PK-6.4.P3.1: Math, Science and Technology

observe and describe properties of materials using appropriate tools.

SMT.PK-6.4.P3.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe chemical and physical changes, including changes in states of matter.

SMT.PK-6.4.L3.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal.

SMT.PK-6.4.L3.2: Math, Science and Technology

observe that differences within a species may give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

In this five to nine week unit, early elementary students (targeted for kindergarten or younger) will describe the attributes of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes, locate examples of each shape around the classroom, and create a model of each. Activities and lessons have clear objectives and are age-appropriate. This resource includes correlations with NY state standards, though objectives could easily fit in with other standards as well. Each “kit” in the Curriki repository includes a teacher’s manual and student activity book. The teacher’s manual includes a unit overview, extensive and clear background information materials, preparation instructions, discussion questions, cross-curricular extension ideas, a glossary and teacher references. The student manual includes clear, reproducible student handouts. This unit is immediately useful in the classroom.

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