I am super excited to be teaming up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you some fantastic science freebies and giveaways!
Our last unit of the year is our animal unit - one of my favorite! My kiddos LOVE learning about animals. We start by studying the different habitats - Oceans, Freshwater, Grasslands, Deserts, Woodlands, Rainforests, and the Arctic. As we learn about each habitat, thru read alouds, informational texts, and short videos (we love Brainpop Jr. and there are some great Dr. Seuss and Magic School Bus videos), we keep track of the information in a class chart. Then, students work in groups to become "experts" on one specific habitat. They create a habitat book and share their information with the class.
Next, we study the different animal groups - mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. There are some fantastic leveled informational texts that we love to use from National Geographic.
After brainstorming all the animals we can think of, students each choose an animal to research and create a "mystery box" for that animal. We do all of the research at school and the students create the boxes at home. Here are some examples of some of the boxes my students created last year.
One of the activities my students love are the Animals and Habitats QR Code Cards. It's a fun, interactive way for students to practice their knowledge of animals while using technology. Students love scanning the QR code with the iPad to see if their answer is correct - instant feedback!!
So . . . . I have a freebie for you! You can download my Animals QR Code Cards by clicking HERE or on the picture below.
You can also check out my other animal units by clicking HERE or on the pictures below.
Not only do you get a freebie, but you can win the Animal and Habitats Unit and the Animals and Habitats with QR Codes.
Be sure to fill out the rafflecopter and 2 lucky followers will win both units!!!
Now hop on over to Fun Monkey Bars for the next stop of on this fun Springing into Science blog hop! Just click on the picture below.