Pond habitat Teacher Resources
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Vertebrates in the Pond
A vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone. Youngsters learn about vertebrates such as birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles that live in or near pond habitats. The class is divided into vertebrate groups as they play a matching game that helps them learn to identify defining characteristics of each animal group.
1st Science 37 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pond Animal Survival
What kinds of animals live in or near ponds? The instructional activity begins as you read the story Butternut Hollow Pond by Brian J. Hein. As you read, the class discusses how a pond can provide all the things some animals need to survive.
1st Science 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Is in the Water?
Students compare bottled water qualities to water found naturally in a pond habitat. They research their state's laws/regulations in regard to bottled water and study the advertising, cost, and quality of brands of bottled water. They test their water and create a Powerpoint presentation with their findings.
6th - 12th Science 15 Views 61 Downloads
Water, Water Everywhere (Pond Animals)
Second graders work in pairs to create a slide presentation about pond animals. in this pond animals lesson plan, 2nd graders learn about the pond environment, the habitat of animals that live in a pond, their life cycles, and characteristics.
2nd Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Water, Water Everywhere (Pond Animals)
Second graders examine the characteristics of animals who live in a pond environment. In groups, they describe the various stages in the life of a frog and identify the characteristics of other pond animals. Using this information, they create a PowerPoint presentation to share their information with the class.
2nd Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
What Do You See at the Pond?
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come together as a whole group to answer comprehension questions.
K - 2nd Language Arts 33 Views 335 Downloads
Students define what a pond habitat is and explain what animals live in this habitat. They discuss what can harm or destroy a pond habitat. They create a poster of what could harm a pond habitat including illustrations and sentences. They share their posters with the class.
2nd - 4th Science 8 Views 22 Downloads
Biodiversity in Illinois-Pond Habitats
Second graders construct a pond habitat in the classroom using a small swimming pool partially filled with water, real cattails, a tree log adjoining, and plastic animal life appropriate to a pond setting. They examine the frog in detail and discussed lifecycle and characteristics along with identifying common frogs and toad of Illinois and the vocal sounds they produce.
2nd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Life in a Pond : Biology, Science
Third graders describe the pond as a habitat, identify animals that live in, near, or above a pond, classify pond animals into the proper animal classifications and work in pairs to research a pond animal to share information with the class.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Over in the Meadow
Students discover how to locate books on meadow and pond animals and research them. Students discover how to locate fiction/story books about the animals mentioned in the counting book read. Students discover how to locate by author, other versions of the same rhyme.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification
Worms, insects, snails, and clams are all macroinvertebrates, they are also the topic of a lesson on aquatic animals. Kids take a trip to an aquatic environment where they each collect and contain a specimen for further examination. They discuss the nature of animal adaptations and then research the adaptive traits of their specimens.
4th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable