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1st Grade Science Unit – Animals & Their Babies

 

First Grade Unit on Animals and Their Babies

Animals and Their Babies First Grade Unit

 

Your 1st-grade class will enjoy these fun activities while learning about animal parents and their babies!

First-grade students will love learning about animals and their babies. These interesting activities will engage them.

 
Students will learn that young animals and plants are like their parents, but not exactly.
 
They will read informational text to learn more about animal parent behavior that helps their young survive.
 
Animals and Their Babies First Grade Unit
 
 

This is a standards-aligned science unit on animals and their babies.

 
It’s aligned with NGSS 1-LS1-1 and 1-LS1-2 as well as Utah SEEd 1.2.3 and 1.2.4.

NGSS 1-LS1-2. Read texts and use media to determine patterns in the behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).]

NGSS 1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include features of plants or animals share. Examples of observations could include leaves from the same kind of plant that are the same shape but can differ in size; and, a particular breed of dog looks like its parents but is not exactly the same.] 

Utah SEEd Standard 1.2.3 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the patterns of plants and nonhuman animals that are alike, but not exactly like their parents. An example could include that most carrots are orange and shaped like a cone but may be different sizes or have differing tastes. (LS3.A, LS3.B)

Utah SEEd Standard 1.2.4 Construct an explanation of the patterns in the behaviors of parents and offspring which help offspring to survive. Examples of behavioral patterns could include the signals that offspring make such as crying, chirping, and other vocalizations or the responses of the parents such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring. (LS1.B)

Also aligned with NJSLS 1-LS1-2 Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

 
 
Animals and Their Babies First Grade Unit
 
 
 

Your download on contains a variety of activities!

 
There are sporting activities:
 
Sorting Cards for Animals and Their Babies
 
 
Vocabulary Matching Cards:
 
Matching Cards for First Grade Vocabulary
 
 
Worksheets:
 
 
 
and a Top Tab Book:
 
Little Book for first Grade
 
 
The unit also contains word wall words and a blank to add your own vocabulary.
 

Your 1st-grade class will LOVE these engaging activities on Animals and Their Babies

 
vocabulary Matching Cards first Grade
 
 
Teachers love them too!  Check out two of the dozens of perfect ratings:
 
“I am thrilled with this unit. It is really well planned and easy for a teacher to implement. The directions were clear and the labs used low cost household materials.”
“This is a great unit for first grade. My students loved their little books and loved learning about animals.”
Animals and Their Babies First Grade Unit

Students will participate in sorting activities, vocabulary matching cards, and worksheets on animals and their offspring. Students will make a top tab book on animals and even do read some informational text passages that are at a first-grade level. This resource also includes word wall words and a blank so that you can add your own words. Students will learn that plant and animal offspring are like their parents, but not exactly alike.  They will evaluate how they are alike and how babies are different from their parents.  

Students will also learn that animal parents have behaviors that help their babies to survive.  Animal parents feed, comfort, protect, and carry their animal babies. Students will also learn that animal babies let animal parents know that they need something by their own behaviors such as crying or nudging animal parents. 

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