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  1. 1. 4th Grade Animal Research Lesson4th grade Animal Research 2-2-1 lesson directions: After all research is done, students display their posters on tables or attach them to walls. Each student will need a 2-2-1 Lesson paper and fills in the blanks as you walk around the room reading the posters. You should work quietly and alone. This is not a time for visiting. 1st Row - Give the names of 2 animals you liked the most and why you liked them. Answers can be a word, a simple phrase or complete sentence. 2nd Row – Give 2 things you learned that you did not know before – it can be about the same animals as above or different ones. These must be in the form of a simple phrase sentence. 3rd Row – You give the name of 1 animal you never heard of before and would to know learn more. After finishing the 2-2-1 lesson, you read a book at your tables or in the Everybody pit area. Reading only!!When everyone completes the lesson, we will have discussion as time allows.Optional*** Do this as a class where each group stays with their poster and visitors askquestions of each animal. This works really well with buddy groups.
  2. 2. 4th Grade Animal Research Lesson Name _____________________________________________ Class _____________ Each person must answer the questions below. Look at each poster first. Fill in the boxes by answering the questions above. You can use short answers or phrases. In the last row use only one box. You can use both if you wish. Work quietly. You are not chatting with friends. You are working on your own. 2 animals I liked Why I liked themthe top two rows.Answer both questions in 1. 1. 2. 2. I did not know this One other thing I did not before know beforerow for your last answerChoose just one box in this One animal I had not One I would like to heard of before learn more
  3. 3. 4th Grade Animal Research Lesson Animal Research RequirementsFill out as much information as possible on your note cards. Use one card for each requirementnumber (Name, Kind of animal, Location, etc.) Your final project will be a poster of your animalin its natural habitat or environment. Make sure you collect enough information to give goodinformation to your class. 1. Name of Animal - You can get extra credit if you find the scientific name as well. 2. Kind of animal – Mammal, Reptile, Bird, Fish, Amphibian, etc. 3. Location – Where in the world can you find the animal? In what kind of environment or iome does your animal live? 4. Life Style – Does the animal live alone, in a herd, a family group, or other group? What kind of home does it have (den, nest, tree, water) 5. Appearance – What does your animal look like? How many legs does it have? How big is it? Does it have fur or hair or scales? What color is it? Be able to draw your animal as it should appear. 6. Food / Food Chain – Is your animal a predator or is it prey – or both? What does your animal eat? How often does it eat and how much will it eat at once? 7. Offspring – How many babies does it have? Are they born from eggs or live birth? What are the offspring called? ● Is it threatened or endangered? explain why. (Overhunted, used for fur, loss of homes and habitat?) 8. Fantastic Facts – What else did you find out about your animal that you did not answer here?Answer your questions on a separate piece of paper. On your poster, you must show youranimal in its environment (habitat) You will also need to write the following information in oneword or a short phrase – large enough for the class to see what you wrote. ● Name of your animal ● How it lives (herd, alone, family group) ● Predator, prey or both ● Offspring name ● If it is threatened or endangered, explain why. When you get up to talk about your animal, you can take your research papers and read them as you present. Include your fantastic facts in your talk. If you have a partner, take turns presenting. Have a friend hold the poster if you are alone.