Animals {Complete Science Unit}

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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Animals and Ecosystems (Complete Unit)

Save hours (and hours!) of planning time with this engaging unit on animals and their ecosystems.

Students will participate in individual, small-group, and whole-class activities that will teach them concepts of animal groups, life cycles, ecosystems, habitats, and so much more!

In this unit you will have access to teacher resources including:
1) Detailed lesson plans that include the student objective, common core standards for grades 3-5, a list of needed materials, teacher preparation notes, and details on how to conduct the lesson from start to finish
2) A complete bulletin board set of over 50 pieces to help reinforce important concepts learned throughout the unit
3) 90 engaging PowerPoint anchor slides used to teach each lesson (plus extra blank slides to customize for your needs) - anchor slides are also provided in PDF and PNG image file formats

This unit also provides a variety of student learning resources including:
1) Gallery walk posters and picture cards (also available as a digital slideshow) to teach about vertebrate and invertebrate animal groups
2) A student-led interactive PowerPoint for students to explore the life cycle of 5 different animals (The PPT comes with or without the option to have text read to students - GREAT for differentiated instruction! **see more details in preview file**)
3) An article on life cycles
4) A reader's theater script to help introduce inherited and learned behaviors
5) A "Spin-an-Animal" activity for students to apply their understanding of inherited traits
6) A 4-D Triorama craft template for learning about ecosystems
7) 6 lapbooks (hard copy and digital formats) for teaching about 6 major biomes of the world
8) 6 Adaptation learning centers
9) Student field guide template (20 pages of activities) for recording important information from their learning

To complete student learning, this unit includes:
1) A unit assessment (with answer key)
2) A whole-class book template on animals
3) An individual animal learning guide template for students to create using information that they learned from the unit.

The topics covered in this unit include:
1) Animal Classification (Vertebrate and invertebrate groups)
2) Animal Life Cycles
3) Animal Reproduction and Inheritance
4) Ecosystems and Habitats
5) Major Biomes of the World (grasslands, deserts, rainforest, deciduous forests, tundra, taiga)
6) Food Chains and Food Webs
7) Changes in Ecosystems
8) Animal Adaptations

Check out the preview file plus the PROMO VIDEO for all the unit details!

Over 350 pages and slides of resources!

Use interactive notebooks in your classroom? Check out my ANIMAL INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK to use as a companion to this unit!

Pair this unit with my nonfiction reading and writing units that also focus on animals and ecosystems:
Teaching Nonfiction Reading (A Comprehensive Unit On Skills and Strategies)
Teaching Nonfiction Writing (A Comprehensive Unit) - Common Core

You may also like these other science units:
Sun, Earth, and Moon {Complete Science Unit}
Measuring Matter
Force and Motion
Plants

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Total Pages
353
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Teaching Duration
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Animals {Complete Science Unit}
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Animals {Complete Science Unit}
Animals {Complete Science Unit}
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