This “Adopt a Pond Pet” unit is a great way to incorporate so many
life science standards. It would also be a great unit to incorporate with a walking field trip to a pond or area of freshwater. Here’s what’s inside:
-Poster and printable list of living things found in and around a pond
-Pond Life mini-book
-Printables for discussing where pond animals are found, including a Venn diagram and flapbook
-2 additional flapbooks for analyzing pond life
-Various bubble maps and a blank bubble map for listing facts about pond life
-Printable activities about pond food chains
-Images of various pond life
-Headers or vocabulary cards for displaying or sorting images – use the attractive pond life images to make bulletin board displays, create a giant Venn diagram, sort pond life into groups or categories, create visual food chains, etc.
-All the materials necessary to complete a “Pond Pet” project– directions, form, model plans, many choices of creative writing paper.