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Free Animal Alphabet Match
Have fun teaching children the alphabet with this animal alphabet matching game. Four flash cards are provided for each letter including the upper-case letter, both the upper- and lower-case letters, an animal picture, and an animal word. Additional opportunities to practice the alphabet are also provided in the form of worksheets that ask children to match letters to corresponding colors and picture of animals.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 70 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
4th Grade Animal Report
Congratulations, your students 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.
3rd - 5th Science 69 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Vocabulary Unit 4.3: Animals and Present Continuous Tense
Delight your young grammarians with an exercise about animals and the present continuous (progressive) tense. Using several word banks, learners fill in the blanks of sentences about various animals, including bird, bears, and lions.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plant or Animal?
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.
K - 3rd Science 133 Views 105 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why are farm animals important to the community? Expand young farmers' knowledge of furry and feathered friends through stories and a video. There are several books recommended; however, you could use any book about farm animals. A video takes learners to a farm in North Carolina, where the farm owners take them on a tour of how the animals are taken care of and for what they are used.
K - 3rd Language Arts 67 Views 235 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Closely to Expand Understanding of Adaptations
Third graders work to determine the main idea, recall key details, and answer questions using an informational text on the topic of animal adaptations. Using the non-fiction text "Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations" (provided) the teacher will read the story aloud modeling fluent reading while the class follows along.
3rd Language Arts 184 Views 212 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination of their physical characteristics and chance events.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads
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.
K Science 10 Views 56 Downloads
Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a worthy example of sustainable practices that you can use as a discussion-starter on sustainability or protecting endangered species and special habitats.
3 mins 5th - 12th Science 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why Animals Migrate
Are you looking for a moving lesson on animal migration for kids? This one will get you there! It includes class discussion, several high-quality video clips, a printable note-taking table, and a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting two different migratory species.
4th - 8th Science 38 Views 27 Downloads
Animal Classification: A Collaborative Sorting Activity for Key Stages 2 & 3
Introduce the logic behind a dichotomous key or administer a group performance assessment with a fun and challenging classification lesson. With explicit instructions for the teacher and for collaborative groups, as well as engaging visual manipulatives, your kids will enjoy looking at the pictures of the animals they are sorting, as well as using the graphic dichotomous key.
4th - 8th Science 112 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Animal Adaptations: Migration and Hibernation
When winter comes, animals are faced with two choices: migrate to a warmer climate or hibernate until spring arrives. Explore these interesting animal behaviors with the learning activities in this elementary life science lesson. To learn about hibernation, children monitor their own breathing and pulse during periods of rest and activity to understand how animals slow down their bodies to conserve energy through the winter.
2nd - 4th Science 51 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Arctic Animals: How Do They Measure Up?
Young scientists grab their measuring tapes, rulers, and yard sticks as they see how big Arctic animals really are. To conceptualize the trait of height or length, each small group will measure out the entire length of an arctic animal. They line animal pictures up to show how they compare from smallest to largest.
K - 4th Science 90 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Crawl into the world of the darkling beetle with this scientific investigation. Watch as the insects move through the larval, pupal, and adult stages of life, recording observations along the way. Discuss the necessities of life as young scientists care for the critters over the course of the experiment.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 21 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain processes what we see.
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Incredible Journey
Divide your school gym into breeding grounds and non-breeding grounds so that your zoologists can play a game simulating the seasonal migration of shorebirds. Players pick one of the included game cards and follow its directions, which simulate different occurrences in a migratory bird's life cycle.
4th - 8th Science 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math 77 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Need or Want?
Even as adults it can be hard to distinguish needs from wants. Using pictures of common, everyday items, children make a pocket chart separating the objects they need from those that they want. Discuss their choices, explaining that people and animals require food, water, air, and shelter in order to live, grow, and survive.
K - 3rd Science 60 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Place to Be
Home sweet home. Humans, birds, beavers, ants, we all need a place place to rest and keep us safe. In the ninth lesson of this series, the importance of shelter is discussed as the teacher reads aloud the book Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun.
K - 3rd Science 28 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Natural Resources Bingo
Bingo isn't just a silly game, it's a great way to practice all types of skills. After reviewing that the earth is composed of natural resources, what those natural resources are, and sustainability, the class plays a game of bingo. The game focuses on categorizing and identifying various objects to determine what type of natural resource they are.
2nd - 8th Science 60 Views 54 Downloads