INT Animals - Animals Teacher Day Time Branch TA Class...

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Animals Teacher Day Time Branch TA Class Resources needed: Aim: SWBAT to be introduced to the world of animals Stage: Intro Page: Time: 5 mins Method: ask s/s to name a few animals briefly explain the definition of animal ANIMAL - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement Comments Aim: SWBAT Stage: Warm up Page: Time: 15-20 mins Method: Have s/s brainstorm the topic animals In each group s/s need to think of various sub-topics After some time have the leader of each group, one-by-one, give their topics Discuss w/ class what they understand about each topic & their emotions Some interesting topics are Types of Animals (Mammals, Reptiles) Pets (Exotic, if the s/s own one, celebrities w/ pets) Animal Rescue (PETA, SPCA) Hybrid (Donkey) Game Hunting (1 bullet for $5000 in Africa) Endangered species Extinct species Dinosaurs Give handouts to s/s of some topics to supplement discussion & work on vocabulary Comments Aim: SWBAT to differentiate various animals Stage: Present Page: Time: 12-15 mins Method: Animal classification discuss classification of animals w/ the s/s Ask s/s what we mean by classification and why we classify things explain to s/s to know that scientists tried to develop a system of classifying animals and plants s/s are introduced to the system we use today by Carolus Linnaeus
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explain to s/s that animals and plants were separated according to certain physical similarities and ask s/s to give names to each specie Go on to explain to s/s that Linnaeus’s system classified plants and animals on seven levels On the chalkboard, show how a brown squirrel is classified for example Kingdom (Animalia, or “animal”) Phylum (Chordata, or “has a backbone”) Class (Mammalia, or “has a backbone and nurses its young”) Order (Rodentia, or “has a backbone, nurses its young, and has long, sharp front teeth) Family (Scuridae, or “has a backbone, nurses its young, has long, sharp front teeth, and has a bushy tail) Genus ( Tamiasciurus , or “has a backbone, nurses its young, has long, sharp front teeth, has a bushy tail, and climbs trees) Species ( hudsonicus , or “has a backbone, nurses its young, has long, sharp front teeth, has a bushy tail, and has brown fur on its back and white fur on its underparts) Ask s/s for an example with the each class have s/s give examples of several mammals (the class Mammalia) and then check which ones are lower in the food chain e.g rodents (the order Rodentia); have them name some & then tell which rodents are eliminated Comments Aim: SWBAT practice new words Stage: Pronounce Page: Time: 5-7mins mins Method: teach s/s new vocab Galapogos - The name of a group of islands; the Spanish word for tortoise adapt - To become ready for a new situation by changing. submersible - A small underwater vessel used for deep sea research
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