Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens

Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
Colors, Shapes, & Traits!: A Science Lesson Inspired by The Three Little Kittens
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NGSS1-LS3-1
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My goal at Little Sci-Fi Labs is to create engaging, hands-on science lessons inspired by children’s literature. This lesson plan and included activity were inspired by the nursery rhyme, The Three Little Kittens, illustrated by Paul Galdone. Paul Galdone’s illustrations make this a fun re-telling, and he captures perfectly one of nature’s most interesting phenomena: heredity.  I love the way Galdone depicts the mother cat and her kittens because it perfectly illustrates how offspring can look similar to their parents, but not exactly like them. 

In this lesson, students will make observations of different parents and offspring.  They will look for differences and similarities between the parents and offspring of both plants and animals.  Your students will record their observations and look for patterns in heredity.  

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  • A detailed teacher lesson plan with materials, steps, discussion questions, and an alignment to the national science standards (NGSS)
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  • A slide show with vivid photographs for student observations
  • Answer keys for all handouts

These activities and lesson are aligned to the NGSS Performance Expectation: 1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

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NGSS1-LS3-1
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. Examples of patterns could include features plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same. Assessment does not include inheritance or animals that undergo metamorphosis or hybrids.
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