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S: EDU 331 Lesson Project

FC: Life Cycles of Animals

1: Acknowledegments Second Grade Students. Our School Teacher: Ms. Thornton Project was completed the Fall of 2008

2: Butterflies Butterflies go through four life stages. The first stage is the egg, which is layed by the female on a leaf . The second is the caterpillar stage. During this stage, the caterpillar sheds its skin five times. After the fifth skin has been shed, it builds a cocoon or chrysalis. This is the third stage. | When ready, it pushes its way out of the chrysalis and starts the last stage. This final stage is being a butterfly.

3: Frogs Frogs lay their eggs in water or in wet places. Several thousand eggs are layed at one time. These eggs develop slowly, and only few become adults. After a 21 day development period, the embryo leaves the shell and becomes a tadpole. The tadpole attaches itself to a weed until it is big enough to break free into the water. This process can take 3 days to 3 weeks depending on the type of frog they will become. After almost 5 weeks the tadpole starts changing. It begins to grow legs and the lungs develop. After 11 weeks it loses its tail and has fully developed lungs and legs. It's now a full grown frog.

4: Chickens Because chickens are birds, they are hatched from eggs. During development they grow a special horn, on their beak, to help them break through their eggs. Chickens are born with no feathers. They are born with only fine down. When they are born they are called chicks, but are considered full adult chickens after about 32 weeks. Chickens have a lifespan of about 5-10 years.

5: Ants An ants life cycle consists of four stages: the egg, larva, pupa, and adult. A fertilized egg will produce a female ant, while an unfertilized egg will be male. These eggs are small and oval shaped. When hatched, the worm-like larvae have no eyes or legs and they eat regurgitated food from the adult ants. During this stage they will shed their skin many times as they increase in size. In the pup stage, the larvae spins a silk-like cocoon around itself. During this time the body changes into its adult body. Eventually the pupa emerges as an adult. This entire life-cycle usually takes about 6-10 weeks. The queen ant usually lives for about 15 years, while worker ants live for about 7 years.

6: Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are hatched from eggs. Normally two white eggs are layed in the nest. The incubation period usually lasts about 18-19 days. Hummingbirds have a very short lifespan. Most die in their first year, but most live for about 3-4 years.

7: Grass Hoppers Grasshoppers first go through an egg stage. After hatching they go through a larval stage. Young grasshoppers are called nymphs and this stage lasts for about one month. After the nymph stage they are considered adults. Their lifespan is about 50 years.

8: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Kelsey Thornton Email Address: kthornton2206@yahoo.com Semester Created: Fall 2008 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Life Cycles of Animals Brief Description: During this lesson students will learn the stages of animals lives. They will learn that some are hatched from eggs, while some are live births, etc. They will be able to create a project addressing the topic for different animals. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: At the end of this lesson the students will understand that certain animals go through different life cycles. They will understand what these cycles are and how to describe them. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: Ask questions and allow students to answer: How many of you have pets? Do you know how they are born? What is their growth process? How long they live?

9: SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math _X_ Science ___ Reading ___ Writing ___ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language ___ Art ___ Music ___ PE ___ Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 _X_ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 ___ Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary

10: DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION GLE #1: [The SWBAT sequence the stages in the life cycle of animals (GLE Sciences, Characteristics and Interactions of Living Organisms, Strand 1 There is a fundamental unity underlying the diversity of all living organisms, Concept B - Grade 2) (Performance Standards 1.2, 1.4, 1.8)] STUDENT ASSESSMENT The SWBAT sequence the stages in the life cycle of animals by writing a few sentences about the animal’s life cycle, they are assigned to study, with at least 85-90% accuracy. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The students will be assessed on their group page of the mix book project. Group members will each receive the same grade. Rubric can be found at http://myassessments.pbwiki.com/FrontPage COLLABORATION Instructional Technology Specialists will be involved in this lesson. They will be asked to help students with computer use.

11: LESSON IMPLEMENTATION Length of Unit: 10 days (30-40 minutes a day) Prerequisite Skills: Students must be able to read information that is given to them. It would also be helpful for them to have some knowledge of how to use a computer. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ELL/IEP Students: These students will be given extra help by the teacher and the Instructional Tech. Specialists. They will also be paired in groups with other students that will offer assistance. Assistive Technology Needs: Will be offered, for those who need it, while students are working on the computers. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS Make sure to be patient with students as they are working in their groups. Have students work at their desks/tables in their groups. Be patient as students work on the computers and make sure to offer plenty of assistance. Have reading material and question sheets ready to go for students. Just have fun with the students!

12: MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT Reading Material, Paper, Pencils, Question Sheet, Computers, Animal Pictures TECHNOLOGY Web-based resources www.mixbook.com (project website) www.tooter4kids.com/Fogs/life_cycle_of_frogs.htm (frog info) www.monarchbutterflyusa.com (butterfly info) www.wacona.com/words/Life/chicken.htm (chicken info) www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/ant/Antlifecycle.shtml (ant info) www.wacona.com/words/life/grasshopper.htm (grasshopper info) http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Life_Cycles/life_cycles.html (elephant info) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Penguin_Lifecycle (penguin info) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird (hummingbird info) www.google.com (animal images)

13: UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE: Day 1: Teacher Will… *Start lesson with engaging questions. Ask students to give examples. *Explain to students that they will be learning about the life cycles of animals. *Explain the project that students will be responsible for working on during the unit. Students Will… *Give/offer answers to the engaging questions. *Listen as teacher explains the unit that they will be discussing about. *Listen as teacher explains about the project that they will be responsible for working on during the unit. Day 2: Teacher Will… *Talk about life cycles. Explain that there are multiple ways that animals are born and they all have different life spans. *Ask students for example of this. *Discuss why there are certain cycles for certain animals. Students Will…. *Listen as teacher explains about life cycles. *Give examples of animals they know. (How are they born? How long do they live? etc.) *Listen as teacher explains the different cycles for different animals.

14: *Give examples of animals they know. (How are they born? How long do they live? etc.) *Listen as teacher explains the different cycles for different animals. Day 3: Teacher Will… *Place students into 5-6 groups of 3-4 students. *Assign student groups an animal and give them their reading material. *Explain that they will use the information given to explain the animals’ life cycle. *Answer any questions students might have. Students Will… *Be placed into 5-6 groups of 3-4 students. *Groups will be assigned an animal and given material to read. *Listen as teacher explains that they will use the reading to help them explain their animals’ life cycle. *Ask any questions. Day 4: Teacher Will… *Allow students to get into groups. *Pass out question sheet. Have students read their material and answer the questions. *Walk around and answer any questions. *Have students go back to their seats. Ask for volunteers to share what they are learning about their animal.

15: Students Will… *Get into groups. *Read over material and answer the questions given to them. *Ask any questions as teacher roams the room. *Go back to seats. Volunteer to share what they are learning about their animals. Day 5: Teacher Will… *Have students write a couple of sentences about what they are learning. (For assessment) *Allow for more group time. *Explain that once they have answered the questions, they will take their information and be creating a mix book project and that they will be sharing their pages with the class. *Show and explain how to use mix book. Students Will… *Write a couple of sentences about what they are learning. *More group time. *Listen as teacher explains that they will be using their information to create a mix book project and sharing it with the class. *Watch and listen as teacher explains mix book.

16: Day 6: Teacher Will… *Take students to computer lab or, if have, use room computers. *Have groups search for pictures of their animals. *Start groups 1 and 2 on mix book while other groups continue to search. *Offer assistance as needed. *Take students back to class. Students Will… *Go to computer lab or room computers. *Search, in groups, for pictures of their animals. *Groups 1 and 2 start on mix book. Other groups continue to search. *Ask for assistance if needed. *Go back to class. Day 7: Teacher Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 3 and 4 on mix book. *Offer assistance. *Other groups discussing their pages and pictures. *Go back to class. | Day 6: Teacher Will… *Take students to computer lab or, if have, use room computers. *Have groups search for pictures of their animals. *Start groups 1 and 2 on mix book while other groups continue to search. *Offer assistance as needed. *Take students back to class. Students Will… *Go to computer lab or room computers. *Search, in groups, for pictures of their animals. *Groups 1 and 2 start on mix book. Other groups continue to search. *Ask for assistance if needed. *Go back to class. Day 7: Teacher Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 3 and 4 on mix book. *Offer assistance. *Other groups discussing their pages and pictures. *Go back to class.

17: Students Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 3 and 4 on mix book. *Ask for assistance if needed. *Other groups discussing their pages and pictures. *Back to class. Day 8: Teacher Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 5 and 6 on mix book. *Offer assistance as needed. *Groups 1-4 discuss how they will present their pages to the class. *Back to class. Students Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 5 and 6 on mix book. *Ask for assistance if needed. *Groups 1-4 discuss how they will share/present their pages to the class. *Back to Class | Students Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 3 and 4 on mix book. *Ask for assistance if needed. *Other groups discussing their pages and pictures. *Back to class. Day 8: Teacher Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 5 and 6 on mix book. *Offer assistance as needed. *Groups 1-4 discuss how they will present their pages to the class. *Back to class. Students Will… *Go to computers. *Groups 5 and 6 on mix book. *Ask for assistance if needed. *Groups 1-4 discuss how they will share/present their pages to the class. *Back to Class

18: Day 9: Teacher Will… *Have groups 1-3 share their pages. While other groups take notes Students Will… *Groups 1-3 share their pages while other groups take notes Day 10: Teacher Will… *Groups 4-6 share their pages while other groups take notes. Students Will… *Groups 4-6 share their pages while other groups take notes.

19: Thank you for looking at our book about the life cycles of animals.

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