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SMALL MATTERS ~ Reveal the Animals' Secret

Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd
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Pages
3 pages

Description

In this book-study worksheet, students will consider clues, fill in animal names, and reveal a secret message. Students will prepare for the worksheet by reading the picture book SMALL MATTERS: The Hidden Power of the Unseen, by Heather Ferranti Kinser (Millbrook Press, ages 4-9). This activity helps students recall some of the animal adaptations discussed in the book and reinforces the theme, "small matters."

Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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Standards

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NGSSK-LS1-1
Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.
NGSS3-LS4-2
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
NGSS1-LS1-1
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Examples of human problems that can be solved by mimicking plant or animal solutions could include designing clothing or equipment to protect bicyclists by mimicking turtle shells, acorn shells, and animal scales; stabilizing structures by mimicking animal tails and roots on plants; keeping out intruders by mimicking thorns on branches and animal quills; and, detecting intruders by mimicking eyes and ears.

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