CONTENT OBJECTIVE: 0E1.00 To understand some animal young are like the adult
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: The learner will:
1.01 match pictures of baby animals to pictures of adult animals.
1.02 give the name of the adult female, adult male and offspring
OUTLINE OF CONTENT:
I. Animals produce their own kind
II. Some offspring do not look like adult
III. Animals are called different names according to gender or age
TN COMPONENT OF SCIENCE: Process Of Science
To enable students to demonstrate the process of science by posing questions and investigating phenomena through language, methods and instruments of science
1.4 ANALYZING - Data should be examined to find patterns and relationships that may suggest cause and effect or support inferences and hypotheses.
TN STANDARD(S): The learner will understand that:
1.4a Data should be examined to find patterns and relationships.
BENCHMARK: Patterns are evident in nature.
Pictures of different animals and their young
Today, boys and girls we are going to learn about animals. I want you to think back with me. I am sure all of you have seen a mother cat with kittens or a mother dog with puppies. Think what that cat and kitten looked like. If the kittens looked a lot like their mother raise your hand. Good! If those puppies looked a lot like their mother, raise your hand. Good! You all are thinking well. Now, let's talk about other animals. Some of the animals we will look at do not look as much like the parent.
Look at these pictures I have selected for us to discuss. We are going to look at the parent and baby and see if they look alike. (Some examples that would be available: cat-kitten, dog-puppy, cow-calf, hen-chick, bird-baby bird, duck-duckling, pig-piglet, frog-tadpole, deer-fawn, goose-gosling, caterpillar-butterfly.) As I hold up each picture I want you to show me thumbs up if the baby looks like its mother. Show me thumbs down if the baby does not look like it's mother. (response) Let's think about something else about these animals. This is a very easy question. Do dogs always have puppies or could dogs have kittens? (response) Do birds always have baby birds or could birds have piglets? (response) Good, so an animal always has babies of its own kind. Let's see what we called these animals. (Go back through and name the animals and babies.)
Okay, everybody think back with me. Tell your neighbor one animal whose baby looks like its mother. (pause) Now, tell your neighbor one animal whose baby does not look like its mother. (pause) Good! Now, I am going to name a mother animal, you name the baby. (responses) Great, you all have done a fantastic job! (Assign partners for each child. Have one child draw the parent animal and the other draw the baby on half-sheets of white ditto paper. Label and glue side by side on a sheet of construction paper. Compile into a class book entitled "Animals and Their Babies."
Class, I want you to look at home in magazines for pictures of animals, adult and babies. You might like to paste them on a large sheet of paper and bring them to school to show the other members of the class.
(Put the pictures in the learning center and allow the children to match the adult with its baby.)
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