Lesson Plan

Topics: Bill Nye, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Animal Pages: 3 (947 words) Published: September 14, 2014
Lesson 5: Live vs. Hatched

Big Ideas of the Lesson
Some animals are born alive.
Some animals hatch from eggs.
Mothers take care of their babies when they are little.
Many baby animals cannot take care of themselves.

This lesson focuses on identifying how animals are born. Children read a book and watch videos about life cycles and animal mothers. They make a chart of animals that hatch from eggs and animals that are born alive.

Grade Level Context Expectation(s)
Children will:
generate questions based on observations of various animal life cycles (S.IP.01.12). communicate and present findings of observations of parent/young characteristics (S.IA.01.13). classify young animals based on characteristics that are passed on from parents (e.g., dogs/puppies, cats/kittens, cows/calves, chickens/chicks) (L.HE.01.12). describe the life cycle of animals including the following stages: egg, young, adult; egg, larva, pupa, adult (L.OL.01.21).

Key Concept(s)
life cycle

Instructional Resources
Chart paper (1 sheet)
Optional live animal cultures (see Advance Preparation Below) Pencils

Student Resource
Heller, Ruth. Animals Born Alive and Well. New York: PaperStar, 1982.

---. Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones. New York: PaperStar, 1981.

Kalman, Bobbie. Animals Grow and Change. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2008.

Kalman, Bobbie, and Jacqueline Langille. What is a Life Cycle? New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1998. Kessler, Dawn, and Claudia Douglass. Supplemental Materials (SC01020501.doc). Teacher-made material. Waterford, MI: Oakland Schools, 2008.

Teacher Resource
Amazing Animals – Animal Mothers. Videocassette. New York : Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 1997.

Glover, David. Experiments in Science: How Do Things Grow?. New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. 2001.

Graves, Kimberlee. See How It Grows. Cypress, CA: Creative Teaching Press, 1994.

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