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Snakes and lizards can be very tiny or very long. Your class will get out their rulers to see just how big snakes and lizards can be. They discuss several different reptiles by reading the included animal fact cards, then each small group uses rulers and yard sticks to measure the length of their assigned animals. The smallest measures 10cm and the longest measures about 29 feet! The activity is perfect for incorporating science into your next measurement or math lesson.
Work on research procedures in this lesson, which prompts writers to collect and evaluate information pooled from a number of sources. They work in teams to collect information about crocodiles from different sources. They compare the information that they collected with that collected by other groups to decide which sources have valid information.
Through video, internet research, and hands-on activities, learners conduct a study of the interdependence between animals and the habitats they live in. They conduct Internet research independently in order to complete a report on a specific animal, its habitat, and many other facets of the ecosystem. Excellent videos, Internet links, and worksheets are included in this fine plan.
Students explore language arts by analyzing a children's book in class. For this vocabulary lesson, students read the book Slowly, Slowly, Slowly... by Eric Carle. Students identify the characters, setting and plot of the story before completing a word scramble puzzle with vocabulary from the book.
Second graders complete a KWL chart on alligators and crocodiles. They brainstorm questions that they want to answer in their research of alligators and crocodiles. Students read Snap A Book About Alligators and Crocodiles and Zoobooks Alligators and Crocodiles. The books give students information about crocodilians.