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Explore the world of amazing mammals with your kids with special needs. Each child identifies one mammal from a previous lesson plan and writes a short paragraph on that mammal. This lesson plan states that it is intended for all levels, but not all of your kids might have the ability to write an essay or conduct Internet research. Modifications may need to be employed.
In this Boy Scout Mammal Study merit badge instructional activity, students complete 5 pages of multiple step short answer questions associated with the characteristics of mammals in order to earn a merit badge. They list animal classification, follow mammals from phylum through species, and detail mammalian habitats.
Fifth graders, after viewing a PowerPoint on different mammals, analyze what a biome is. Then they choose a mammal to research and go outside to feel the grass and leaves and hypothesize about which biome they live in as well as its habitat, appearance and survival. In the end, 5th graders create a PowerPoint about the mammal they have chosen.
Students study the habits, traits, and characteristics of mammals. They look at animal tracks that are taped around the room, and at pictures of baby and adult mammals. Next, they determine how mammals move and eat, and look at their different body types by completing four center activities about magnificent mammals.
Students investigate how mammals maintain a fairly constant body temperature under various conditions by engaging in an animal classification activity. They experiment with Crisco in gloved hands and icy water to understand the characteristics of blubber and how it helps maintain body temperature.