|Grade: Grade 2 Subject: Science – Animal Extinction|
|Content: This Science activity shows how endangered animals affect the food web. To start the class, I would explain endangered animals and extinct animals through a short class discussion. Then I would play a quick video Next each student would get a copy of the above handout. They will start by choosing one animal and placing an X over it. The students will then fill out a couple of the questions about the animal they choose. Next they will draw a picture of the animal they choose. Lastly, they will use resources to answer the “If your animal where to go extinct what would the effects be?” They will have a choice to use library books or laptop/tablets as there resource.|
|Outcomes and Indicators:|
AN2.1: Analyze the growth and development of familiar animals, including birds, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, during their life cycles. Indicators for this outcome
(B) (AN2.1)Use a variety of resources (e.g., Elder, naturalist, zookeeper, park warden, pet store, books, pictures, and videos) to find information about the life cycles of living things.
(D) (AN2.1)Recognize the cyclic nature of Mother Earth expressed by the Medicine Wheel, including life cycles and seasonal behaviours of animals.
(E) (AN2.1)Compare the length and stages of life cycles of familiar animals.
(F) (AN2.1)Describe the characteristics common to each stage (e.g., birth, youth, adulthood, and old age) of the life cycle of familiar animals (e.g., dog, cat, beaver, frog, fish, bird, ant, wasp, and chicken).
Reading Skills (may need assistance)àPrinting and spelling skills (may need assistance)à Knowledge and understanding of extinct and endangered animalsà Basic drawing/coloring skills
|Lesson Preparation: |
-YouTube video set up and ready to play
-Pencil & Eraser
– Coloring tools (crayons, markers, pencil crayons)
-Informational animal books
– Tablets or laptops
– Print of task worksheets
-Prepare YouTube video
– Prepare the lesson/ discussion on endangered and extinct species
-Book laptops/ tablets
Set: (20 mins): Introduce the topic & encourage discussion Briefly explain endangered and extinct animalsWatch YouTube video on endangered animalsOpen the floor to discussionAsk the kids if they know any endangered or extinct animalsDiscuss how and why animals become endangersTalk about what we can do to help the endangered animalsOpen the floor to questions
Development: (30 mins): Time to fill in task worksheet Choose one animal from web diagram and X it Fill in all 3 questions about the X animalRead and interact with resources to do necessary research for questionsDraw and color the animal’s picture
Closure: (10 mins): Time for class reflectShare with other students Reflect on “If your animal where to go extinct what would the effects be?” question