The project starts by learning about living and non-living things. Then, we compared and contrasted living and non-living things and came to the conclusion that living things have needs to survive. After investigating, we found that living things live where their needs can be met. This is called a habitat. A habitat is a home to many animals and plants. Students went on a nature walk and found deer tracks. This is what sparked the question why do deer live near.
Next Generation Science Standards: KINDERGARTEN
Distinguish between living and nonliving things and verify what living things need to survive (e.g., animals needing food, water, and air; plants needing nutrients, water, sunlight, and air). CCRSS#3
Construct a model of a natural habitat (e.g., terrarium, ant farm, diorama) conducive to meeting the needs of plants and animals native to Alabama. CCRSS#5
Major Culminating Projects:
Using an IPad to search for animals
"Look, I found an alligator."
Technology used to find our future pets
"I'm going to get a puppy."
Investigating a spider that looks familiar
"Stay away from this spider, it bites."
Reading books about habitats
"I've seen this animal!"
"Don't step in this or you will get ants in your pants."
Applying knowledge of a plant life cycle
"When can we take these home?'
Kindergarten wrote about an animal.
Kindergarten sorted cards into living and non-living things.
Kindergarten grew plants.
I can distinguish between living and non living things.
I can define habitat.
I can identify forest animals.
I can construct a habitat.
I can investigate why animals and plants live in the forest habitat.
I can write about a forest animal.
I can use technology to find animal pictures.