2.3.1 Recognize the basic requirements of all living things
• The student will be able to draw and label the 3 requirements of all animals after whole class instruction.
• The student will be able to draw and label the 4 requirements of all plants after whole class instruction.
• Comparison chart ditto
• Chicken template ditto
• Construction paper
• Hard boiled eggs
• Discuss how all animals need air, water, and food
• Discuss how all plants need air, water, nutrients, and light
• Have students fill out their needs comparison chart ditto
• Students will need to decide what needs animals and plants require by checking the correct boxes
• Give each student a copy of the chicken book template
• Have students illustrate and assemble their chicken book
• The students will need to illustrate and write the three requirements that all animals need and assemble their booklet
• Give each student a piece of construction paper for their self made plant booklet (the chicken booklet has a template but for the plant booklet they will need to make their own)
• Have the student fold their construction paper into four parts to make a booklet
• Have the students illustrate and write the four requirements for plants
• Tell the students that they are going to have their own egg baby
• Explain to the students that they will need to keep a 3 day journal describing the experiences of their egg baby
• The student will need to give the egg air, water, and food (the 3 requirements of all animals)
• Tell the students that they are going to pretend to food and water their eggs
• Remind the students that their egg needs to receive air, water, and food everyday for 3 days and they need to document everything that they do with their egg
• Allow the students to decorate their babies using markers and crayons
I will assess my students in several different ways in this lesson. The first way that I will assess my students is to assess their comparison chart. The students should have checked the correct boxes for the animals and the plants. I will also assess my students by looking at their chicken and plant books. The students should have illustrated the chicken eating something, drinking something, and taking in air. The students should have also illustrated that plants need air, water, nutrients, and light. The final way that I will assess my students is by looking at their egg journals. The students should have demonstrated that their egg needed air, food, and water.
For my high level students I will have a different comparison chart. This chart will have a list of requirements that plants and animals need. The student will need to write how plants or animals use this requirement. For example, the student will need to write that plants require light. The student will need to demonstrate that light from the sun helps plants fulfill their requirements for living.
For my low level students I will have the plant and chicken booklets assembled. I will also have the living requirements labeled so the student will need to draw the correct requirement in the space provided on each page. I will also allow extra time at the end of the day for these students to feel out their egg journals. This will give me a change to see their progression and to assist these students.