Introduction to the Clarion units -- Teacher's guide to the content -- Unit glossary -- Teaching resources -- Lesson plans -- Overview of lessons -- Preassessment -- Lesson 1. What is a scientist? -- Lesson 2. What is a system? -- Lesson 3. Terrariums as systems -- Lesson 4. What scientists do : observe, question, learn more -- Lesson 5. What scientists do : experiment, create meaning, tell others -- Lesson 6. A real-world problem to solve! -- Lesson 7. Animal, vegetable, or mineral : what is it? -- Lesson 8. Close up : using a microscope -- Lesson 9. Just a little seed -- Lesson 10. Plant experimentation on basic needs -- Lesson 11. Follow-up to plant experiments -- Lesson 12. Independent and small-group investigation -- Lesson 13. Wrap it up! -- Postassessment -- Appendix A. Concept paper on systems -- Appendix B. Teaching models -- Appendix C. Basic concepts in early childhood -- References
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