Planning a trip to the zoo? Starting a research unit on animals?
This product includes a lot of information: two PowerPoints, two lesson plans, and two worksheets.
Students find animal information incredibly interesting (and so do teachers)!
The first PowerPoint gives 22 True/False statements about elephants, followed by the 22 answers (some will surprise you!)
Example: Elephants drink with their trunk.
Answer: FALSE. Although an elephant does not drink with his trunk, he may spray water from his trunk into his mouth.
Immediately following the True/ False activity, students will compare the African and Asian elephants with the labeled pictures on the PowerPoint.
Included are the elephant lecture notes I use.
The second PowerPoint follows the lecture on Red Ruffed Lemurs.
Each lesson has a lesson plan and worksheet.
This is a great activity to use before going on a field trip to the zoo. Students will pay closer attention to the animal behaviors and attributes.
You may also want to have your students compare lemurs to elephants!
Optional assignments, such as "Write a paragraph from the point of view of an Asian elephant" are included for differentiated instruction.
I think you will find this lesson very engaging!