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 Studies.
* Students discuss what characteristics are important to study when comparing animals. They observe and record the frog’s movement, body size, shape, color, covering, eyes and other sensory organs, methods of protection, etc.
* Students discuss the purpose of scientific drawings and the elements that should be included in a drawing of the frog.
* Students work in pairs to observe, describe, and record the characteristics of the frog.
* Students discuss ways to answer questions about their frogs during class science meetings.
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