This unit is based off of the fun, educational picture book, What if I had Animal Teeth. It educates students on various features and adaptation of animals. There are a variety of lessons that have the students doing research, using technology, presenting, creating, listening, group work and more. This is a great way to incorporate the NGSS 1-LS1-2 standards to your lessons. You can also use this within your ELA curriculum and Writing Curriculum.
This project helps 1st and 2nd Grade students learn how to do research and take the facts that they learned and turn it into an art project, presentation piece and they can present it in the end. Students love learning about animal teeth and what it would be like to have them. The book picks out some strange teeth.
You do not need to have the book to do this unit.
This unit is based off of using PBL, Project Based Learning. PBL is a student centered learning model in which students work on a project for an extended period of time. It helps students gain skills in problem solving, investigating, and engages them in challenges. It integrates math, technology, social studies, ELA and writing.
+ Full Detailed Lesson Plans (A substitute can handle it)
+ Real Animal Pictures
+ 11 Different Animal Pictures with descriptions about the animals
+ Graphic Organizers
+ Art Activity
+ Presentation Instructions
+ 7+ days worth of lessons
+ Informational Writing Activity
+ Technology Activities
+ Differentiation Opportunities
+ 50 Pages