ES Biology: Lesson 3

Lesson 3 introduced the mammals section of ES Biology. We did a basic overview of what makes a mammal a mammal, and then dove into learning about individual animals. This week covered cheetahs, elephants, and lions.

Bean had to dictate a short blurb about the animals and draw a picture of them on the narration page. There is the option to cut out a pre-printed picture of the animals, but Bean wanted to draw them herself.

Throughout this section, Bean is supposed to complete animal observation sheets, writing down information about various animals she sees while out and about.  DH trapped a skunk in our backyard and Bean used it as the subject of her first observation. No person or creature was harmed or stinkified. The skunk was taken away somewhere and released.

Because Bean enjoyed doing the lapbook from the previous lesson, I decided to have her start the one for mammals. It is nice in that there is less work to do for each animal. I cut out and glued it onto the construction paper (at Bean’s request). She colors the animals. I write down a sentence or two about the given animal (hidden under the flap the animals are on). Notice the lion with blood dribbling out of its mouth.

Videos
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Mammals
Life: Mammals
Nature: Cheetahs and Lions
Nature: Echo of the Elephants

Books
Kingfisher pgs 20, 21, 24, & 26

Bean read Big Cats Cheetahs, Pebbles Plus Cheetahs, Big Cats Lions, Pebbles Plus Lions, and Pebbles Plus Elephants out loud to me.

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