- Living vs. Nonliving Things
- Food Chains and Webs: herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, producers and consumers
- Vertebrates vs. Invertebrates
- Classification: Mammals, Fish, Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles
- Adaptations- physical features and behaviors, mimicry, camouflage, hibernation and migration
I have animal books but need more. trade books to address my fourth grade standards. Here are a few titles that I have found:
I purchased the following packet from Teachers Pay Teachers. I did not use it as a Report but as activities after each lesson. The sheets are very open-ended.
My children drew the food chain/webs from the unit above.
The children use different utensil to collect food(items) and learn why beaks are different
We used "The Sciencesaurus" to read the sections on the above standards. The kids are very familiar with animals but needed to learn the new vocabulary. Great text for fourth and fifth graders.
Here are the animal classification posters we made after reading
about the 5 groups of vertebrates and took notes.
Check out the clips on Study Jams and Brainpop:
Here are some activities that I found that can be added to your unit:
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