Monday, January 16, 2012

Apologia Science: Zoology 1, Lesson 1

Day 1:
On the first day of class we watched the video  (24 minutes) embedded below to introduce the classification system.  I created a study guide to accompany the video.  We answered the questions together while watching the video. You will find the link to the study guide below the video.  After the video, we assembled our notebooks and lapbook pieces that we would need for lesson 1.  I share the links to notebooking pages and lapbook printables in a previous post "Apologia Science: Zoology 1".





Day 2:  
  • Read pages 1-5 of text.
  • Completed "Try This!" page 5.
  • Narrative exercise pg. 5.
  • Work in notebooks.
  • Study vocabulary terms for lesson on Quizlet.

These cards can be printed by clicking "Study these flash cards" above and clicking the print button found below the flashcards and directly above the word list.

Day 3: 
  • Review pages 1-5 (10 min.).
  • Read pages 6-12.
  • Try This! page 7.
  • Narrative exercise page 8.
  • Mid-Lesson Experiment, pages 10-12.
  • Work on notebooks.
  • Review vocabulary terms on Quizlet. 
  • Dinner and a Movie! We watched The Life of Birds: Episode 2 during dinner.
Day 4:
  • Review pages 1-12 (10 min.)
  • Read pages 12-17.
  • Work on notebooks.
  • Study vocabulary.
Day 5:
  • Review pages 1-17 (10 min.) 
  • Review vocabulary.
  • What Do You Remember? page 18.
  • Project: Make a Field Notebook  (We used Nature Study Notebooking Pages)
  • Project: Scavenger Hunt
The following days of activities were added in order to strengthen the understanding of the classification process and to provide basic knowledge and understanding of the various types of habitats.


Days 6 and 7: Observation, classification, and habitat projects:
    Pages 8-11, investigations 3 (Making observations) and 4 (Classification).
  • Zoo visits (Conduct investigations using animals and habitats observed at the zoo.)
  • During your visits to the zoo, identify the various habitats( desert, forest, pond, ocean, savanna, and polar) exhibited.  Draw sketches of them in your nature journal.  Be sure to include examples of animals and vegetation noted in your drawings. 
Day8 :  Habitats
  •   We will be conducting several of the investigations and activities found in
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    (Activities include short experiments, coloring pages, creating dioramas, and creating terrariums.)
    As we continue through this first lesson, I will be back to add photos and notes about the activities.

    Many of the resources found on this post are available at your local library.  Be sure to check with them first should you decide to utilize them!
    Additional Resources:
    http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_taxonomy.html
    http://www.hippocampus.org/Biology;jsessionid=C9278103326F17501AFF8BCECF1A93E3  (Scroll down to the section on classification.)
    http://www.totally3rdgrade.com/animals_belong_in_class.html  (Be sure to check out the show me more button!)
    http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/animal_classes.htm
    http://www.squidoo.com/kidsinvestigatetheanimalkingdom
     http://www.squidoo.com/cmnaturestudy#module3416732
    http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/animal-classification.cfm
    http://www.kidsbiology.com/biology_basics/five_kingdoms_life/classification1.php
    http://www.schooltube.com/video/f9f911eeb2b2d8e4502a/How%20Living%20Things%20are%20Classified

    Disclosure: I am an affiliate of some of the resources and product links within this blog post.  I receive monetary compensation from these companies for sales, however, the products listed are products that I have purchased and utilized on my own.  They were not supplied to me freely.  My opinions regarding these products and recommendation of them are my own.  

    Dorcus Ethridge 

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