Growth and Changes in Animals

Curriculum Expectations:

2S1 - 2S5, 2S7, 2S8, 2S10, 2S12-2S16

Half Day Program

Fantastic Earth Day Activity

Students will be welcomed with the sounds of wildlife.

The students will discuss and investigate the growth and changes of animals through the use of authentic samples of skulls and bones such as a moose, deer, bison, mink etc.  They will also be able to explore real world samples of bird’s nests, porcupine quills, dragonflies etc. 

An interactive game will be used to help us consider and investigate the physical characteristics of a variety of animals.  Every animal has different characteristics; the number of legs, their body covering, how they are born and the different environments they require to live.  The positive and negative impacts of animals on our environment will also be discussed.

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  • Explore and Examine:  
Moose skull, deer jaw, beaver teeth, coyote skull and authentic samples of insects, bird nests, feathers, moose fur, deer fur, snapping turtle eggs ,snake skin, porcupine quills, dragonfly nymphs, etc.
  • Craft: 
Several options available including :  life size animal track replica out of plaster, pinecone bird feeder, dragonfly creatures etc. 
  • Games:  
Play interactive games that support the discussion of animal characteristics and their habitats.

 *all photography by Laurie Brown