Pond habitat Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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. The lesson concludes with a re-reading of the story, Maple Pond, which they will use as they complete a related worksheet.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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. When the story ends, each child will write a narrative with illustrations that describe what life is like for the common pond animal they have chosen.
Students research pond animals. In this science lesson, students research pond animals using Hotlinks. Students write a riddle about their pond animals.
Students write a riddle about a pond animal. In this pond animal lesson plan, students write the riddle by researching the animal on a Hotlink Page, and make a class book of their riddles.
Pond Animals Word Search Puzzle
In this science worksheet, students read 16 species names of pond animals and locate them in a word search puzzle. There are no graphics on this puzzle which has a word bank.
Pond Theme Unit
In this pond theme instructional activity students research facts on pond life. Students complete comprehension questions, crosswords, word search, and math puzzles. Students write a short report.
What a terrific way to explore the pond habitat! Learners discuss the animal and plant life found in the Long Island area. They also discuss vocabulary terms, identify pollution concerns, and resource conservation.
Venn Diagram: Pond and Other Habitats
In this Venn Diagram worksheet, students compare the pond habitat with another habitat of their choice. Students compare and contrast two habitats.
Pond Animal Research
Young scholars research pond animals. For this science lesson, students view a PowerPoint and video about pond animals to learn about pond animals.
Second graders research pond animals. In this pond animals lesson plan, 2nd graders examine characteristics of various pond animals and contribute to an animal riddle. Each student riddle will be added to a class book.
Pond Water Web
Students familiarize themselves with the common organisms that live in a pond and discover their importance in a balanced aquatic habitat as they create food webs. They also investigate how an environmental change affects the habitat as a whole.
Pond Water Web
Students identify the different organisms in the food web. In this biology lesson, students create food chains using the information on cards. They explain what happens if an organism is removed or added in the web.
Learners explore animal habitats in this collaborative lesson. First, they read Who Lives Here? by Dot and Sy Barlowe. Next, they get into groups to do research on one of three habitats, ponds, grasslands, or deserts. Finally, they create a visual presentation of what they learned, and share it with the class.
First graders define a habitat. They describe and illustrate the different types of habitats and the organisms found in the various habitats. They classify animal pictures into the correct habitats. They complete a summary activity of animals found in each habitat.
In this science study of habitats activity, students create a venn diagram to compare the pond habitat with another habitat of their choice.
Food Webs in a Pond
Students explore food chains and food webs in a pond and identify common creatures found in ponds. They look for tadpoles, fish, mites and other creatures in a pond during a field trip for first hand research.