Animal Unit Booklet: 10 Activities Included

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This animal activities booklet is a great way to learn more and think deeper. Use with any animal unit or text. Flexible enough to use as supplemental instruction, center activities, fast finishers, cooperative learning, or a send home science activity. Designed to engage even the most reluctant learners. Activities included for thinkers, doers, and feelers.

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Opening Activity: Go on a classroom scavenger hunt! Students have the opportunity to learn more about their own animal and everyone else’s.

Amazing Animal Adjectives: Create a thinking map that describes the animal. Use these adjectives to write an informative paragraph. Bonus points for the most adjectives.

Animal Acrostic: Complete a thinking map for animal facts. Facts will be used to create an acrostic poem.

Map It Out: Have student groups/pairs map out animal ranges using a world map. Review of continents and ocean using labeling. Discussion questions included. Write a short answer to a student choice writing prompt.

Circle of Life: Make a lifecycle wheel for animal. Requires drawing and title/caption.

Hungry for Survival: Examine elements of food chains and energy flow. Focus of text is vocabulary building. Students will apply concepts to creation of food chain for assigned animal.

Physical Adaptations: Review scientific vocabulary for the most important adaptations in a single page glossary. Ensure learning with a fill-in-the-blank activity. It’s meant to be a challenge!

Behavioral Adaptations: Can students used graphics as an informational resources? This activity gives them practice for this skill. Use the graphic to create short answer responses.

Rescue Center Purchase: Have students deal with real problems by figuring out the cost of purchasing land for their own animal rescue center. Requires two-digit addition and multiplication. Students must use skills to figure out area and perimeter. The goal is to calculate out the total purchase cost.

Rescue Center Construction: Build on a budget! Can students build a complete rescue center on budget? Students get to decide how to design their rescue center. The twist is that all design requirements must be met - and all while staying within budget. Students will have to make choices on how money will be spent.

Animal Enclosures: Write a friendly letter to the construction company that will be building the animal enclosures. The letter will focus on meeting basic animal needs. A quick sketch will be included with the letter.

Closing Activity: Use social media for cooperative learning. Create a Twitter homepage and tweets to share student knowledge for animal activities.

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Animal Unit  Booklet: 10 Activities Included
Animal Unit  Booklet: 10 Activities Included
Animal Unit  Booklet: 10 Activities Included
Animal Unit  Booklet: 10 Activities Included
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