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Students study the resources provided by farm animals and practice their descriptive writing. In this farm animal and writing lesson, students listen to read aloud books about farm animals. They work in groups to write about an animal by looking at its picture. They make a mural of farm animals as resources.
Congratulations, your young scholars have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with this project outline that includes all the specific requirements and a step-by-step description of the research process. A fun project to conclude a life science unit on ecosystems.
Students identify the types of animals that may be found on a farm and the resources they provide for people. They read and discuss a variety of books about farm animals, write a description of a farm animal, play an animal/resource matching game, and create a class mural.
Students classify animals by similarities.  In this animal biology activity, students create a chart where they classify animals based on criteria set by the teacher.
Learners complete a unit pertaining to endangered animals. In this animal lesson, students read the book Hoot and research an endangered animal to complete a presentation about. Learners write a persuasive essay answering the question of whether or not there should be zoos.
Students explore endangered animals. In this endangered animals lesson, students categorize photos of  animals. Students choose an animal and write a few sentences about why they put it in that category.
Students classify different types of animals. In this animal lesson, students look at different groups of animals and find their similarities and differences. They classify animals in each group: mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects. 
Students, in beginning and advanced beginning ESL levels, use English in an animal lesson.
Students create a simple animation illustrating a chemical element in the periodic table. In this chemistry lesson plan, students create a new way to describe elements by using them in an artistic form.
A class discussion of the various combinations of energy resources used in our country opens this lesson. In cooperative groups, learners analyze data on conversion efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions for different combinations. Finally, they collaborate to research alternative mixtures and create a presentation about their proposals.  
Before a trip to the zoo, you can have your students complete these motivating activities. Learners listen to the book Do Pigs Have Stripes by Melanie Walsh, and classify a group of animals based on attributes. Then students draw a picture of animals they could see at the zoo, and use a Venn diagram to compare animals, such as giraffes, elephants, zebras, etc. Finally, students head to the computer lab to write a sentence about a zoo animal.  
Students research the different animals of Mexico. They read an informational handout, discuss the various animals and habitats, and match animals with their habitats on a worksheet.
Teach your class about the necessities of life using the book Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun. After a teacher-read-aloud, students make puppets depicting different plants and animals from the story and illustrating the habitat in which they live. The puppets are shared with the class and facilitate a discussion about the similarities and differences between plants and animals. The lesson plan calls for a two-column chart to record ideas from the discussion, but consider using a Venn diagram to better highlight comparisons. As an extension, take a nature walk with your class and have them record different plants and animals they observe.
Second graders research an animal that is of interest to them.  In this animal biology lesson, 2nd graders conduct research and complete an organizing sheet, cut photos of their animal out of magazines, create captions for the photos, and compile them in an album format.  The organizer and guidelines worksheets are included in this lesson.
Learners view and discuss animal books, pictures and vocabulary,. They sort and classify animal cards, then organize information to develop animal reports.
Students explore ocean animals. In this science lesson, students research an ocean animal and create a story from the perspective of the animal.
Oh no! The animals have escaped! Students start this lesson on animal habitats with a game, where the 'Zookeeper' gives clues to find the missing animals. When the fun is over students use a graphic organizer to sort animals into their proper habitats. The lesson would be appropriate for ELD or ESL students focused on describing and classification. Overall this lesson is ok, but seems lacking in content.
Students explore the environments and animals of Mexico. In this animals of Mexico lesson plan, students investigate which animals live in each of the different environments in Mexico. Students complete worksheets putting the animals in its habitat.
Young authors participate in distance learning to view the Road Runner at the Buffalo zoo. They create a plan for an animal habitat and a brochure about an animal in a zoo.They using Noodle Tools and Noodle Bibs to take notes and write about their animal.
Here is a fabulous set of activities for your young scientists. Each lesson plan contains map, hands-on, and game activities that will help the class understand why and how animals migrate from one place to another. First they'll examine the migratory patterns of the Painted Lady butterfly, and then they'll dive under the sea to discover how far those humpback whales travel throughout the year.