If you're like me, you're tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to research projects. You want something more than the typical elementary school reports! This project allows me to teach informational texts and key science concepts like animal classifications, adaptations, the food web, habitats, and environmental threats in a really fun, engaging, rigorous way! Transform your students into wax statues... and turn your classroom into a zoo! Let the learning begin! This 188 page unit includes extension ideas, note-cards, a Critter Notes booklet to organize notes, an invitation and parent letter, a rubric, on buttons, pocket labels, an informational text poster and more!
It addresses the following critters: pelicans, iguanas, black swans, cockatoos, emus, wombats, possums, platypus, kookaburras, koalas, fruit bats, kangaroos, echnidas, dingos, coyotes, camels, lizards, gophers, rattlesnakes, mice, turtles, scorpions, blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, finches, frigatebirds, hammerheads, otters, long-necked tortoises, sea turtles, bees, boa constrictors, jaguars, katydids, orangutans, macaws, sloths, toucans, elephants, tree frogs, sea lions, orcas, monkeys, vampire bats, cats, cows, moles, horses, owls, porcupines, raccoons, rabbits, skunks, squirrels, moths, spiders, fireflies, snails, grasshoppers, fire ants, butterflies, worms, dragonflies, mosquitoes, roaches, flies, donkeys, ladybugs, moose, deer, grizzly bears, red foxes, tigers, pandas, lions, alligators, hippos, zebras, parrots, giraffes, dolphins, crabs, seahorses, octopuses, great white sharks, polar bears, caribou, Arctic foxes, Arctic hares, seals, emperor penguins, walruses, dogs, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, pink flamingos, armadillos, and bald eagles. (There are 100 critters IN ALL... to pick and choose from!)
Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree)