Learning About Animals covers concepts that address National Science Education Standards.
Concepts covered include:
animals are living things; living things are alike in many ways
there are many kinds of animals; animals live in different habitats; an animal's body and behaviors help it survive in its environment
animals are many sizes
animals are many colors
animals' bodies have different kinds of coverings
animals have different types of appendages
animals find and eat food in different ways
animals have different methods of self-defense
animals need air, food, and water; animals depend on plants for food
animals grow and change; animals look like their parents
A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that young students can understand. Each concept presented includes:
teacher directions for lessons
reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.