Lesson Plan

Preparing for Winter

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Grade Level:
Second Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants
Duration:
30 minutes
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Utah Integrated Core Curriculum Topic, Standard Three: Students will develop an understanding of their environment. Objective One: Investigate relationships between plants & animals and how living things change during their lives.
Keywords:
winter survival, hibernation, migration

Overview

This in-class presentation uses story and visualization to explore how different types of animals survive the winter.

Objective(s)

IN-CLASS PRESENTATION
Preparing for Winter

a. Describe three things animals do to survive the winter.
b. Name what one specifi c animal does to survive the winter.

 

Procedure

Extensions

Have the students write a story about how their Gopher snake animal survived the winter.

Additional Resources

Brady, I. (1998). The redrock canyon explorer. Talent, OR: Nature Works.

Caduto, M. & Bruchac, J. (1988). Keepers of the earth: Native American stories and environmental activities for children. Golden, CO: Fulcrum.

Tweit, S. J. (1992). The great southwest nature factbook. Bothell, WA: Alaska Northwest Books.

Williams, D. (2000). A naturalist’s guide to canyon country. Helena, MT: Falcon Publishing.