There’s No Place Like Home: Survival in different habitats

7th June, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 59 Comments

In the STC™ Animal Studies unit, Lesson 15 is titled There’s No Place Like Home. In this lesson, fourth grade students discover why most animals would not survive well in any habitat other than their own. They see that humans are different than the fiddler crabs, millipedes, and dwarf african frogs that they have studied » Read More

How do animals respond to a change in their habitat?

6th June, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 38 Comments

Students conduct a simple experiment to test three animal’s (millipedes, fiddler crabs, and dwarf african frogs) responses to a sudden change in one condition of their habitats: light. Working in groups, students predict, test, observe, and record each animal’s behavioral response to the environmental change. Join this fourth grade class of scientists as they investigate lesson 10 in STC™ » Read More

Observe Millipedes More Closely with STC™ Animal Studies

1st June, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 45 Comments

Join these fourth graders on their adventure through STC ™Animal Studies as they observe the millipede. Students have created three habitats: water, land, and where land and water meet.  In Lesson 9, students compare and contrast the habitats of the millipedes, crabs, and frogs. By focusing on habitat conditions such as climate, moisture, and light, » Read More

Observing Fiddler Crabs More Closely with STC Animal Studies

27th May, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 46 Comments

Students set up and care for three separate habitats in the STC™ Animal Studies unit: Frogs, Fiddler Crabs, and Millipedes. In Lesson 6, students observe Fiddler Crabs closely. Having observed and recorded some general observations of the crab, students now focus specifically on its body structure and behavioral characteristics related to its survival: when, how, » Read More

Observing Frogs More Closely with STC Animal Studies

29th April, 2011 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 54 Comments

In the STC™ Unit Animal Studies, students explore the relationships between animals and their habitats, as well as some of the ways animal behaviorists study animals.  In lesson four, students observe their first living organism in the unit, the frog. Join Guilford County Schools fourth grade scientists as they begin their journey with STC Animal » Read More