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After discussing the characteristics of frogs, students will create their own creature and identify its characteristics.
All animals, including humans, need certain things to live. Animals need air, water, shelter, and food to survive. Animals also have certain characteristics that students can learn about, such as where they live (habitat), what they look like, what they ‘do,’ what they eat, how they are born, what kind of animal they are (mammal, reptile, etc…), how they live (in groups, alone etc.), how long they live, what their life cycle is, etc.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
Read A book from the Froggy series written by Johnathan London.
Have students include the characteristics of their animal in a fiction story. Compare another animal to a character in a book using the Venn diagram.
Have students teach their family how to compare animals using a Venn diagram. They can compare the family pet to a character in a book.
Are students able to list characteristics of frogs and Froggy? Do they include the main ‘life’ characteristics of their created creature?