Lesson  Young and their Parents
Content Area SCIENCE  – Life Science
Unit How do living things grow and change?
Standards
Objective The students will be able to conceptualize how animals produce offspring with similar characteristics, but individual differences.
Procedure  

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  1. Tell students to close their eyes and picture their Mom and Dad. Now ask, “Do you look like them? How do you look like them or not look like them?” Allow students to Turn ‘n’ Talk out their answers.
  2. Ask students, “Have you ever been to the zoo? Did you see a penguin or a giraffe?”
  3. Show students the picture from the slideshow of the penguin and show this 16 second ArkIve clip. Have students observe the picture. Ask them to identify the similarities and the differences. (Young fuzzy penguins are covered with down feathers. The feathers will become white and black as it grows.)
  4. Show students the picture from the slideshow of the cat and its kittens. Have students observe the picture. Ask them to identify the similarities and the differences. (These kittens all have the same parents yet they look different from each other.)
  5. Show students the picture from the slideshow of the giraffe and this 16 second ArkIve clip. Have students observe the picture. Ask them to identify the similarities and the differences. (Giraffes have brown spots.  Each giraffe has its own pattern of spots. No two patterns are the same. The spots on the adult giraffe are darker than the spots on its young.)
  6. Explain that animals often look like their parents in shape and color but some young animals look different from their parents.
  7. Formative Assessment (see below)
Materials
  • SmartBoard / Internet
  • Quick Study reproduced page
Formative Assessment  Allow students to read the quick study summary of the lesson and answer the questions.
Resources
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