Students will watch this brief fun, educational video which shows examples of the small animals that live under logs. Afterwords engage students further learning and check comprehension with supplemental questions.
Who Lives Under Logs (PDF) Lesson Plan
1. Where are some special places that animals live?
2. Can you touch every animal you find under a log?
3. Why do these animals live under logs?
4. What is another word for a "special place for animals to live"? (Habitat)
5. Define what makes a habitat.
6. Name a habitat and an animal that lives there.
K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
Students who demonstrate understanding can: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.
Disciplinary Core Ideas ESS3.A: Natural Resources
Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do.
Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models
Systems in the natural and designed world have parts that work together.
Science and Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models
Analyzing Modeling in K-2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e. diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions. Use a model to represent relationships in the natural world.