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"How Scientific"
Becoming a Mammal Expert

 
Created by Julie Young
Irvine Unified School District

 
URL: http://www.can-do.com/uci/ssi2000/mammals-t.html 
URL: http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/SEP/ssi2000/mammals-t.html 
Suggested Grade Level: 1-3

Science Content Standards 

Grade 1 - Life Sciences and Investigation & Experimentation
2.  Animals meet their needs in different ways.
     a. different animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in 
         different places 
     b. animals need water and food
     c. animals eat plants or other animals for food and may also use plants or even other animals for shelter and nesting.
4.  Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
     a. draw pictures that portray some features of the thing being described.
     b. record observations and data with pictures, numbers, and/or written statements.

Grade 2-

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California Content Standards Grades K-12
California Content Standards Grades K-12 - Science - PDF Format

Background
Students need to have some experience working with the internet.  A great resource for how to teach children the basics of the internet is at  enchantedlearning.com

Skills
Basic computer literacy & internet knowledge.

Assessment
There are a number of ways that a student's understanding of their learning can be assessed.  

  • The mammal discovery sheet
  • An oral report given by the mammal expert
  • Students can draw their mammal on the computer or paper.  Then they can write about their mammal.
Enrichment
Have students explore an additional mammal.
Have students explore the additional sites provided on the student page.
The students can share their knowledge of their mammal with their peers as "experts."
 
 
 
Click here to print out out Mammal Discovery Sheet

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E-Mail: j2young@iusd.k12.ca.us
 
Last Updated 
August 18, 2000