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Learners read and discuss Tom Sawyer's cave adventure. In this realistic writing lesson, students create original stories of their cave adventure which must include 2 landforms, 2 animals and 2 characteristics of caves. Learners compare and contrast their stories to that of Tom Sawyer.
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale. By observing a variety of authentic cave maps and create their own cave map representing the classroom cave students can solve and write related story problems.
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day procedure, and links to recommended books and resources are all included.
Students become familiar with caves and how they form. For this cave lesson, students carry out rock chemistry lessons to find how rocks are formed. Students view various cave pictures and locate them on a map. Students visit a commercial cave. Students make brochures about a cave.
What a great lesson! Learners read a story called Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber which discusses Stone Age wall paintings in Avignon, France. There is a series of discussion questions, comprehension questions, and a graphic organizer to help learners demonstrate their understanding of this text.
Students share their knowledge of creatures that live in caves, then read a news article about new cave animals that have been found in California. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students design an environment that resembles a prehistoric cave. They use ancient rock art as inspiration for their own artistic expression. They demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary, tools, and techniques used in prehistoric cave art and share their artwork with the class and discuss the meanings of their paintings.
Students, when given a microscope or a camera, write two observations they have seen using technology that they did not see with just their eyes with 100% accuracy. When given a blank map, they mark the location of Mammoth Cave along with two other caves in the U.S. with 100% accuracy.
Students watch a program examining the crowned lemur and cave-dwelling crocodile of Madagascar. While they watch, they take notes on prey and predators, the role of the animals in their community and how they are different. To end the instructional activity, they participate in an experiment in which they analyze a food web from different regions in Madagascar.
Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then present reports about what they discovered about these creatures and their habitats.