Elementary School understanding the world lesson plans and activities: Animals

Resources and ideas for understanding the world, animals, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

ALL ABOUT SPRING

ALL ABOUT SPRING

This is a PowerPoint all about spring. It's in two parts: the first part is fifteen pages and includes new plant life, young animals and insects that appear in spring, and a section on animals in hibernation. The second part is seven pages all about why we have seasons and includes moving images of the earth rotating the sun and where the sun shines on the earth during each season.

By Teachersgem

Life cycle of a frog

Life cycle of a frog

This resource explains the life cycle of a frog. The resource contains information and photos about how frogs grow, for you to present to your class.The resource also contains a cut and stick activity and a draw your own life cycle activity, that you can print for your students. This resource is a PDF file, that can either be printed or shown on a computer screen or smartboard.

By cassieborodenko

Life Cycles Bundle

Life Cycles Bundle

This bundle contains resources I have made about the life cycle of a frog, bean plant, sunflower and butterfly. The resources in this bundle contain information, explanations, photos and activities to assist you when teaching a topic on life cycles.

By cassieborodenko

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Endangered Species of the World

Endangered Species of the World

Endangered Species of the World contains practical research activities for threatened and endangered animal species around the globe. Ideal for gifted students or independent learners, this book examines the reasons why specific animals are facing uncertain futures. Activities provide opportunities for students to analyse conservation efforts, as well as asking them to provide their own ideas to help the plight of these animals.'Endangered Species of the World' includes background information and activities for the black rhinoceros, giant panda, Malayan sun bear, tuatara, Philippine eagle, great white shark, humpback whale, leafy sea dragon, komodo dragon, Galapagos giant tortoise and much more. Each animal section contains links to relevant websites. Activities are outcome linked and can be completed in any order. Extension ideas and general activities have also been included making this title a valuable resource for the busy upper primary or relief teacher.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (56 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Jane Bourke

By edubooks

Easter Bundle

Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

By sarah277

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Forest School starting up mega bundle

Forest School starting up mega bundle

Save 15% on this start up mega bundle. Includes everything needed to begin your Forest School journey. This bundle includes: over 50 activities including card packs policies, procedures and handbook template risk assessments, planning and evaluation 6 weeks of session plans, termly overviews observation sheetsThe history of Forest Schools, self-esteem, emotional intelligence and research This really is a great bundle for someone starting up.

By mrpeace2010

Fur, feathers and scales - pet skin sorting

Fur, feathers and scales - pet skin sorting

Pet cards and skin texture boards. Children to sort the cards onto the correct board, depending on which skin type they have. Can provoke discussion around why animals have certain skins (temperature regulation, protection, sensory needs). Could also introduce camouflage.

By choralsongster

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'Find me...find a fact' Scavenger hunt. Play, learning, science and nature, key stage, outdoor

'Find me...find a fact' Scavenger hunt. Play, learning, science and nature, key stage, outdoor

A flexible activity to promote exploration, thinking skills and research skills, great for both the outdoor environment and carrying out further research from books or the internet. There are pictures of nature in the left column, children can interpret these pictures as they wish. Then in the other column boxes there are prompts to write, draw and find out a fact about something the child does not know yet about what they have found. Extra sheets are included for children to add their own pictures or write up extra facts and so on.Supports play, learning, science and nature, key stage one and two, eyfs/ eyfp, outdoor, also a useful teaching tool for child development, e.g. CACHE, BA Honours Early childhood studies and more, students could test it out and evaluate how children learn etc

By fb1983

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

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Bats and butterflies

Bats and butterflies

I have bundled together four resources which I think will be useful when studying flying creatures and the natural world. There are lots of ideas to encourage numeracy, literacy and scientific investigations.Suitable for ages 7+

By jlimb

Ks1-Talk about animal characteristic to win the game

Ks1-Talk about animal characteristic to win the game

Objective of this games:1. encourage students to discuss the characteristic of animals while playing games.2. Full editable file (Ms word) is included. teachers are encourage to modify to suit student's need.3. While playing, student learns to count, direction too.How to play:Group the children into 3 groups. Objective: Help rabbit to find her carrot. Start from rabbit. Please follow the rule provided to walk. Children must talk about rabbit (3 features) when they reach green arrow before proceed to next step.

By 123chirpchirp

International Panda Day - Presentation and Activities

International Panda Day - Presentation and Activities

A great introduction to giant pandas! Tell your pupils about International Panda Day this 16th March with this informative resource.Included:- Fully editable PowerPoint with basic facts about giant pandas, information on adopting a panda and fundraising ideas- Is it a PANDA or a CAT PowerPoint game- Four worksheets covering various abilities (complete the fact sheet, counting and colouring activity, word search, crossword)- Panda mask template for pupils to decorate as imaginatively as possible. This can either be attached to a lolly stick and held or fastened with elastic depending on the size of the child's face. A whole class of these would also make a really attractive display.

By lisadominique

Endangered Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Endangered Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Let’s learn Endangered Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:Polar bearGorillaRhinoTigerGiant pandaAsian elephantGreat white sharkOrangutanSnow leopardSpider monkeyBlue whaleGibbonGalapagos tortoiseAnswer key is provided.

By magisterprintables

Farm Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Farm Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Let’s learn Farm Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:GoatChickenPigSheepCowHorseTurkeyDuckGooseAnswer key is provided.

By magisterprintables

North American Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

North American Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Let’s learn North American Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:BisonBald EagleRaccoonBrown BearSkunkMooseBlack BearAlligatorCoyoteCougarAnswer key is provided.

By magisterprintables

Asian Animals (Puzzes & Fun Stuff)

Asian Animals (Puzzes & Fun Stuff)

Let’s learn Asian Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:ElephantKomodo dragonGiant pandaGibbonOrangutanTigerSnow leopardKing cobraRed pandaRhinoAnswer key is provided.

By magisterprintables

African Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

African Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Let’s learn African Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:LionElephantGorillaLeopardRhinoCheetahGazelleBuffaloHippoZebraGiraffeCamelAnswer key is provided.Let’s learn African Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:Lion Elephant GorillaLeopard Rhino CheetahGazelle Buffalo HippoZebra Giraffe CamelAnswer key is provided.

By magisterprintables

South American Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

South American Animals (Puzzles & Fun Stuff)

Let’s learn South American Animals with these fun and educational puzzles!Word searches, crossword puzzles, word scrambles and a cut & paste puzzle are included in this 8 page printable. These easy-to-use activities come in different levels.The following animals are addressed:Andean condorJaguarSquirrel monkeyMacawPoison dart frogToucanAnteaterLlamaAnacondaGolden Lion TamarinPiranhaGiant TortoiseAnswer key is provided.

By magisterprintables

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Animal welfare: SOW focusing on persuasive writing skills and Identifying the format and content of non-fiction texts.

Animal welfare: SOW focusing on persuasive writing skills and Identifying the format and content of non-fiction texts.

A series of 8 lessons (Plus one assessment lesson) focusing on the topic of Animal rights and animal welfare. The SOW encourages pupils to develop their own opinions on the topic through a series of comprehension and speaking and listening activities. Pupils then apply their knowledge of persuasive techniques through a series of writing tasks, which also encourages pupils to investigate and recreate the format of a range of non-fiction texts. Lesson order: An introduction to Fables: Comprehension An introduction to Fables: Writing William Blake's Tyger Battery Hens: Speech writing Animal testing: Newspaper articles Animal Testing: Write a persuasive argument (2 lessons) Animal Welfare: Design a leaflet

By PhilippaBrooks

Battery Hens. Writing a persuasive (yet balanced) speech on animal welfare.

Battery Hens. Writing a persuasive (yet balanced) speech on animal welfare.

Lesson 1 in a series of lessons aimed to promote reading a writing skills (focusing on Non-Fiction and Media Texts). The presentation features a series of thought provoking images where pupils are guided to discuss their thoughts as a class (or in groups) to develop an understanding of the issues facing animal welfare. The final task is to create a speech to state whether the pupil is for or against battery hen farming to be banned in the U.K. This can then be peer assessed with the worksheet providedthe material provided is not intended to influence pupils opinions rather develop confidence to voice their own.

By PhilippaBrooks

Earth Day Word Search

Earth Day Word Search

This Earth Day word search also doubles as a coloring sheet!. The solution to the puzzle is included. Vocabulary Terms Included: ♦ Animals ♦ Earth ♦ Forest ♦ Mountains ♦ Nature ♦ Ocean ♦ Plant ♦ Recycle ♦ Weather

By ScienceSpot

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Dinosaurs KS1 – Worksheets and PowerPoint

Dinosaurs KS1 – Worksheets and PowerPoint

Dinosaurs KS1 - Activities PowerPoint – I have created a PowerPoint (29 slides) that shows some of the worksheets based on the same theme. It is designed as a means to introduce and talk about follow up activities while providing some suggested answers. Activities and suggested answers include: • Completing Dinosaurs Facts with appropriate words for each sentence• Look at dinosaur pictures and match each one to the best description• Sorting dinosaurs into herbivore and carnivore categories• Looking at measurements (weigh and length) and putting numbers in correct order• Thinking about writing facts about different dinosaurs including one independently chosen from the Internet of reference book• Placing names of dinosaurs in the correct alphabetic order• Recognising different types of texts: sort dinosaur book covers into fiction & non-fiction categories (cut and paste)• Completing a story plan, a book cover and a blurb for a story• Describing & labelling a story character• Thinking about what to write at the beginning, middle and end of a storyThe PowerPoints has been created with sounds – create a file and ensure that you save the PPP and sounds in the same file. Printable Worksheets Includes key words for writing and completing sentences and a Word Mat for story writing and spellings with story prompts (beginning, middle, end), verbs and adjectives as well as names of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs Facts: completing sentences using appropriate words; cut and paste dinosaur pictures and match to best descriptions; sorting dinosaurs into herbivore and carnivore categories (cut and paste); looking at measurements (weigh and length) and writing numbers in correct order; writing names of dinosaurs in the correct alphabetic order.Writing sheets: writing facts about a dinosaur; creating a scene and write about it (cut and paste); completing a story plan, a book cover and blurb for a story; describing and labelling a story character; using writing sheets for dinosaur story book; sorting dinosaur book covers into fiction and non-fiction categories (cut and paste); providing examples of fiction and non-fiction text; explaining differences between fiction and non-fiction book covers.NB: This PowerPoint does not provide information about this topic. For resources that give lots of useful information, please check my set of differentiated PowerPoints on the same theme.

By mariedp

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Low level disruption assembly

Low level disruption assembly

Assembly explaining low level disruption to the studentsUses statistics about low level disruption, as well as information on the different types of LLD. Explaining its not just about talking to muchAudio clip from youtube to be played to show students the noise of low level disruption.This assembly has recieved hugh praise from senior members of the schools i used it in. The idea is to use audio clips of low level disruption to show the students part of the problem.Also, explanations of what other ways they are stealing the learning of others

By darkmasteruk87