Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes
Update: Children will soon be choosing an animal to research. We will be learning how to search for good websites for kids to find facts about our animal. They will be working so diligently with their partners. It’s been so great to see everyone working cooperatively with such motivation to discover new things. We have come up with questions for each other as well to help guide our learning and to activate our curiosity. As a class, we’ve been learning a lot about the many ways that animals can adapt – like physical adaptations and behavioural adaptations (migration, hibernation, mimicking, colour changes and camouflage).
By the end of the grade, students should have an understanding of animal life cycles and why animals are important to other living things.
Knowledge for this unit:
different kinds of animals have different life cycles (e.g., bird, insect, mammal)
animals’ characteristics (e.g., skin covering) help them adapt to the conditions in their environment
animals have behaviours such as hibernation and migration
animals’ behaviours help them adapt to seasonal conditions in their environment
animals are important in the lives of Aboriginal peoples
young, adult, life cycle, behaviour, appearance, food, predator, prey, enemies, environment, male, female, characteristics, insect, bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, hibernate, migrate
This year, here are the four areas that will be covered according to the Tracking System that Burnaby Schools follow for a Grade 2/3 class in the North zone:
Inferring & Predicting
Air, Water & Soil (3rd term)
Structures (1st term)
Animal Growth & Changes (2nd term)