This product is a student investigation of the animals the local school grounds support. In this activity Students can learn about the natural world around them through careful observation, classification, and identification of the animals in the local environment, and when the animals are not visible, they will learn from the evidence left that certain animals have been there.
Students will be able to recognize signs of selected animals by such signs as tracks, food cuttings and scats. In addition they will be able to describe some of the environmental factors necessary for the existence of selected animals.
This investigation should be carried out by students during at least two different seasons. Why? To allow students to see and understand when the habitat of an eco-system changes the animals that the eco-system supports also changes. Example – winter inventory of animal’s vs. spring inventory of animals.
What is included in the lesson?
2 pages for the Teacher
1 page of Student instructions
2 pages of Student activities
3 pages (two sides) of Animal Habitat Cards
3 pages of blank Habitat Cards for Students to make Habitat cards for animals unique to their school‘s eco-system.
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