GR. 1 SCIENCE UNIT

Lessons


1: Animals
2: Animal Charades
3: Animals Shapes
4: Animal Coats
5:
Lunch Time
6: Animal Friends
7: Animal Sort
8: Off to Petland
9: Basic Needs for Pets
10: The Pet Vet
11: Staying Alive
12: Animal Habitats
13: Animal Adaptations
14: Animal Homes
15: Staying Alive
16: Animal Life Cycles
17: Animal Babies
18: Birds and Reptiles




  Introduction | Objectives | Evaluation | Appendix | Resources
Acknowledgements | Science Resources |Related Websites

LESSON 4 – ANIMAL COATS

Background: Body coverings are important as they keep the animal warm and dry, protect them from physical danger and help them hide from their enemies.

Objective: Observe and describe many types of animals.
Classify animals on the basis of their body coverings.

Quick Peek: By deciding how animal coverings are alike and different, the students compare – just like a scientist!

Materials:
magnifying glasses
animal covering
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worksheet
pencil

Method:

1. Set up four stations equipped with magnifying glasses and animal coverings (be sure to have samples of feathers, fur, scales and skin).
2. Put your class in groups and have them spend about 5 minutes at each station, investigating the animal coverings under the magnifying glasses.
3. Once back together again in a large group discuss how the coverings looked while they were magnified. Discuss how the coverings were the same, and how they were different.
4. Have the children complete the attached worksheet by printing the animal name under the appropriate category.

*Excellent book to use with this lesson: Outstanding Outsides by Hana Machotka


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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