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1 EcoQuest Grades 1-2 Animals. Look for 2 Animals that are very different from each other: 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA (508) Fax: (508) Animal #1: What kind of animal is this? Where in the world does the animal live? Please draw the animal in this space: Page 1 of 2: Student Copy: Grade 1-2 Animals

2 Animal #2: What kind of animal is this? Where in the world does it live? Please draw the animal in this space: Page 2 of 2: Student Copy: Grade 1-2 Animals

3 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA (508) Fax: (508) EcoQuest Teacher s Copy Grades 1-2 Animals On the Field Trip: To Teachers and Chaperones: Please read these directions to your child(ren) and help them to draw a picture of an animal below: There are many clues about how animals are specially suited to live in specific places or habitats. Please find two animals that look very different from each other and spend some time observing and drawing each animal. Prompting Questions for Teachers or Chaperones: When the child is drawing the Animal, please ask these questions: 1. Does this animal have a long skinny body, a blocky body, a flat body, a round body, or some other shape? Please draw the animal s body. 2. How many legs does the animal have? Are the legs long or short, slender or thick? Draw the legs. 3. Do you think this animal is a fast or slow mover? Why? 4. Look carefully at the head. Does the animal have a beak, sharp teeth, or a large mouth? 5. What do you think this animal eats? Why? Draw what you think it might eat in the picture. 6. Look carefully at and draw the eyes of the animal. Are the eyes large or small? Please draw. 7. Does this animal have fur, scales, or feathers? Please draw. Curriculum Frame Works: Earth and Space Science 1.Water, rocks, soil, and living organisms are found on the earth s surface. Life Science 1. Animals and plants are living things that grow, reproduce, & need food, air, & water. 2. Characteristics of living and nonliving things. 6. People and other animals interact with the environment through their senses Please see the Back in the Classroom page to add more to your field trip: Additional Curriculum Frameworks: Mathematics Data Analysis, Statistic and Probability 2.D.1 Use interviews, surveys, and observations to gather data about themselves and their surroundings. 2.D.2 Organize, classify, represent, and interpret data using tallies, charts, tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and Venn diagrams; interpret the representations. Page 1 of 2: Teacher Copy: Grade 1-2 Animals

4 Back in the Classroom: Applying and Understanding the concepts explored on the Field Trip. Create a Venn Diagram (Fill in the part of the circles that overlap with features that are the same for each animal. Fill in the rest of each circle with the characteristics unique to each animal). Please see next page for larger student version. Animal #1 Animal #2 Questions please compare: 1. Does this animal have a beak, or mouth? 2. Large or small eyes? 3. Ears? 4. Does the animal have fur, scales or feathers? 5. Does this animal have a long skinny body, a blocky body, a flat body, a round body, or some other shape? 6. What kind of limbs does each animal have (legs, fins or wings)? How many of each limb does each animal have? 7. Are the limbs long or short, slender or thick? 8. How does the animal move around (fly, walk, run, hop, swim, etc.) 9. Do you think this animal is a fast or slow mover? Why 10. What do you think this animal eats (herbivore (plants only), carnivore (meat only) or omnivore (both meat and plants)? 11. Does this animal live on land or water? Page 2 of 2: Teacher Copy: Grade 1-2 Animals

5 Student EcoQuest Worksheet: Create a Venn Diagram (Fill in the part of the circles that overlap with features that are the same for each animal. Fill in the rest of each circle with the characteristics unique to each animal Animal Number 1 Type of Animal Animal Number 2 Type of Animal Page 1 of 1: Student Classroom Worksheet: Grade 1-2 Animals EcoTarium

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