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Life Systems – Focusing on Animals
(plants only as related to animal needs)

Grade 1- Characteristics and Needs of Living Things

  1. Movement and Behaviour in humans and other animals
  2. Nutritional Requirements
  3. Basic aspects of growth

 

Tech. – 1 Observe, using all 5 senses…
1 Describe their observations as accurately as possible…
(draw and label sheets!!!)

Overall Expectations:

  1. Basic Needs of Animals (Food, Water, Air, Space, Mental Exercises)
  2. Characteristics/Needs of Animals
  3. Animals depend on Environment to meet basic needs (relate to human environment and needs, and relate to zoo’s role as provider of needs and env.)

 

IDEAS/ACTIVITIES

Science/Language

1.  Touch table with different animal artefacts and materials.  Have a sheet for students to fill out, individually or in small groups, and then hand-in.  (specific expectation (sp.exp.))

  1. Language expectations…

2.  Take A Walk – at zoo, school, neighbourhood.  Can be different themes, can be recorded on sheets.  (ex. Silent Walk – walk quietly, without speaking, listen carefully, make as little noise as possible to discover how many different animal sounds you hear.  Ex. ABC walk – make a list of Abiotic (non-living, natural) objects, Biotic (living or once alive) creatures, Cultural (human made) objects.  Ex. Mammal, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians  OR  Predator/Prey circle  OR  Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore  OR  Shape/Colour walk…)
– Language expectations
3.  (Look over zoo signs to ensure that specific info. is avail.)  Find 3 animals that share a characteristic…  ex. 3 animals that can fly, 3 animals that like to swim, 3 animals that eat fruit…
– Language expectations
4.  Environmental Poetry – Find 10 different colours and 5 different sounds in immediate surroundings.  Each line of poetry should include a colour or sound and where they are in relation to the poet, (i.e. the cry of a peacock in the tree beside me, the brown of a capybara swimming in the pond, red of the barn wall across the road …).
– Language expectation