Swing, slither and swim...Tessa learned vertebrates move in various ways. She also learned ways to identify animal tracks and made castings of those found around our house.
- Read Move! by Steve Jenkins.
- Read Swing, Slither or Swim: A Book About Animal Movements by Patricia M. Stockland.
- Completed Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: Animals with Backbones, Grades 1-3 "Vertebrate Movements Are Adapted to the Animal's Needs - How Animals Move" (minus "Animal Charades"...we didn't have enough time), "Gather More Information," mini book and "How Do I Move" worksheet (pages 52-53 and 55) from TeacherFileBox.com.
- Watched Bill Nye the Science Guy: Animal Locomotion DVD by Disney.
- Read Fast, Faster, Fastest: Animals That Move at Great Speeds by Michael Dahl.
- Completed "The Race Is On!" (pages 5 and 10) from Investigating Mammals, Grades 1-3 by The Mailbox.
|Tessa and I designed a bulletin board for "The Race Is On!" After I set up the race track, Tessa arranged the animals from slowest to fastest around the track.|
|Our completed bulletin board. The cheetah won, having sprinted to the finish line at 70 mph. The poor sloth never stood a chance. He crawled along at just 1.3 mph.|
- Read Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints by Millicent Ellis Selsam.
- Completed "Keeping Track" (pages 15 and 17-19) from Investigating Mammals, Grades 1-3 by The Mailbox.
- Completed Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: Animals with Backbones, Grades 1-3 "Vertebrate Movements Are Adapted to the Animal's Needs - Extension Activity" (page 54) from TeacherFileBox.com.
|We found deer tracks in our backyard.|
|And, a couple of dog prints along a nearby pond.|
|Tessa carefully mixed and then poured plaster of Paris onto a deer print to make a casting.|
Note: After the castings fully dry and we knock the mud and dirt off of them, I will update with a picture of our final products.