While learning facts about elephants, students will explore an elephant’s adaptations, consider how humans can mimic these adaptations to solve problems, discover how an elephant’s offspring are similar and different to the parent, and identify how an elephant helps offspring survive.
This resource is the perfect complement to your habitat unit, while meeting the Next Generation Science Standards for 1st grade.
In this packet, you will find:
A non-fiction booklet with photographs of elephants
Reading response pages:
Complete an “Elephants Can/Have/Are” graphic organizer
Draw a picture of an elephant’s habitat
Label the parts of an elephant
Write about an elephant’s adaptations
Brainstorm ways humans can mimic elephants
Compare elephants and their calves
Record the effects of adult elephants' behavior
Sample answer keys
QR links to videos and websites about elephants
Aligned to Common Core Standards – RI.1.1, RI.1.3, RI.1.5
Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards – 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1
I print the booklets in black and white for my students and project the color version on my whiteboard. You can print the booklet slides 2 to a page to make smaller books and save paper.