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Students locate Wisconsin and Belgium on a world map, then read a news article about a cat that stowed away on ship from the U.S. to Europe. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with map and vocabulary activities, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Does your cat sneak up on you in the middle of the night? Maybe it would help if he glowed in the dark like Mr. Green Genes, the first fluorescent cat in America. In a fun and engaging lesson about genetic engineering, high school scientists perform a lab in which they genetically modify bacteria to turn it pink, read about Mr. Green Genes, and analyze an engineering comic strip. You don't need nine lives to master the easy-to-follow procedure here. 
Students study what a niche is and its role in a community.  For this cats lesson students research the Internet for information on big cat species. 
Students investigate cats and cat care. For this animal science lesson, students read the book Cat, and use cut out shapes to make cat ears. Additionally, students mimic cat behavior by using their bodies. Students also participate in finger play and painting activities that center around cats.
In this geography learning exercise, students identify the feral cats of Australia. They read an excerpt and respond to the three questions that follow. Students also imagine that they are a part of scientific team that has been set up to deal with Australia's huge feral cat problem. They develop a five-point plan to keep them safe.
First graders read the story Hairy MacLary, Scatter Cat by Lynley Dodd, to provide a context in which to use the language of movement and position and to provide opportunities to move themselves as they act out parts of the story.
Students write a letter to the editor of USA Today. In this letter writing lesson plan, students read a newspaper article about cats and consider a dog or cat's view on current events. Students reflect this perspective in their letters.
Students discuss which animal makes a better pet.  In this statistics lesson, students examine the factors that cause people to choose one animal over the other (cat or dog).  Students discuss their own opinions, and then view a video about why both animals are the top pet choices.  Then students work in small groups to examine the characteristics of both animals, and then once again discuss their personal opinions as to which pet is better.
A fun art project, this instructional activity incorporates math and listening skills as young artists play with a new painting technique. First the teacher models how to draw a cat using shapes, an oval for the body, triangles for the ears and so on, as pupils follow along identifying shapes as they go. Then pupils must draw another, smaller 'kitten' on their own using the same method. Finally, after completing these two drawings, pupils finish their work of art by using a wet-on-wet painting technique.&nbs
Students read books and answer short answer questions about how cat eyes work. In this cat eyes lesson plan, students also make cat eyes out of construction paper.
Spots the barn cat is the subject of this colorful worksheet. Young learners demonstrate their ability to identify the main idea in a written passage by reading a short passage about Spots and responding to the prompt asking them to circle the correct response. An answer sheet is provided.
In this animals instructional activity, students complete nineteen multiple choice questions about wild cats species, size, physical characteristics, and more. Tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and other animals are covered.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about the African Golden Cat. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
In this language arts and grammar worksheet, students read a version of The Cat and the Mouse which has the verbs omitted. Following the clue words in italics, students insert the proper verb tense to complete each sentence.
Students explore reading comprehension by reading a children's story in class. In this animal characteristics lesson, students read the story My Tiger Cat and identify the characters, themes and settings of the story. Students complete a vocabulary activity and answer study questions based on My Tiger Cat.
Students draw a picture related to the book "Cat's Colors" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and create an illustration of their favorite part of the story using a computer drawing program.
Students discuss the feelings of honesty, courage  and friendship.  In this reading comprehension activity, students read the book Top Cat, and create illustrations of the ideas from the book.  Students practice writing by changing the animal in the story and rewriting parts of the book.
Learners investigate the lives of pets by videotaping them.  In this animal life lesson, students videotape a cat and other pets using school cameras in a computer lab.  Learners review the footage from the cat and other animals and discuss what makes a cat unique from every other domesticated animal.
Students follow the directions as the "cat" guides them in moving creatively. In this observing and listening instructional activity, students move their bodies while staying in their own spaces. Students then are allowed to move out of their space and around the gym.
First graders listen to the book, So Many Cats, and discuss the number of cats in the story. They demonstrate simple addition problems using cat counters and a work mat in the shape of a house.

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