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What is a mammal? Do amphibians lay eggs? Uncover clues and learn about the five classes of animals: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects. Explore habitats, survival skills, life cycles and food chains.
Major Concepts To Be Explored:
- What are the different categories of animals?
- What does it mean to be a mammal? Reptile? Amphibian? Bird? Fish? Insect? Spider?
- What is a food chain?
- What is a life cycle? What are some examples of animal life cycles?
- What is a habitat, and how are habitats different from each other?
K.L.1.1, K.L.1.2, 1.L.1.1, 1.L.2.2, 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2
Goals of the Workshop:
- To introduce students to the six classes of animals, and present characteristics of each class.
- To show how the characteristics and adaptations of animals allow them to survive in their particular habitat.
21st Century Skills:
Participants will be able to:
- Communicate by sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions
- Collaborate by working together to reach a goal – putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work
- Think critically by looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines
- Create, innovate, and invent by trying new approaches when presented with a challenge
Methods and Activities:
- Students will learn about the different categories of animals.
- Students will participate in hands-on activities that will allow them to understand animal adaptations, animal needs, habitats, and classification.
- Students will be able to view and touch both preserved and live specimens.
Mammal, Reptile, Amphibian, Bird, Fish, Insect, Spider, Invertebrate, Vertebrate, Habitat, Adaptation
- Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
- Preference is in a large room with tables for students to work in small groups (approx. 2-4 students/group).
- Approximate set-up time is 30 min.
- Approximate clean-up time is 30 min.
- Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.
Call to Book704.372.6261 x300
- Grades K - 2
- Duration: 6 one-hour sessions
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- Maximum 25 students
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