Lesson 1: Animals
Unit 6: Life Science, Part 2
Ask: If we are going to make a graph of how man
y limbs each animal has,
which animals need to be moved to a new column
? See sample graph below f
possible answers.
10 crab
8 spider, octopus, shark
6 butterflies, beetles, other insects
4 dog, cat, elephant, lion, cow, frog, human, flamingo, peacock, chicken, duck, seal
1 whale, fish
Activity 2
small large medium
Teacher Instruction
Gather students for a whole-group discussion.
Write the word large on a sticky note and ask students to name some animals
that are large in size. Elephants, polar bears, cows, horses, and giraffes are
examples of large animals.
Write the word small on a sticky note and ask students to name some animals
that are small in size. Mice, lizards, hamsters, hedgehogs, and insects are
examples of small animals.
Write the word medium on a sticky note and ask students to name some animals
that are medium in size. Dogs, pigs, and monkeys are examples of medium-size
Display the sorting circles and place one label in each circle.
Pass the mystery cup to one student and instruct him or her to remove one
animal from the bag.
Instruct the student to display his or her animal for the class, identify the animal,
and tell what size the animal is in real life.
Instruct the student to place the animal in the correct sorting circle.
Teacher Note Teacher Note
Activity 2 will focus on the size of each
animal—small, medium, and large.
If students need help identifying the
animals, use the Internet and books
about animals to help identify and
describe each animal.
Activity 2
For teacher
sticky notes
mystery cup with
small plastic
animals from
Activity 1
three sorting
circles or chart
paper with
circles for sorting
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