2nd & 3rd Grades
This week we will look at winter and learn/review how animals prepare for cold weather.
During the winter, animals are concerned primarily with two things: keeping warm and finding food. Unlike summertime, food tends to be scare during the winter months. How do animals adapt to this change?
1. Migrate to a warmer climate.
2. Store food.
3. Change eating habits.
4. Grow heavy winter coat.
Literature Selection: A Long Winter's Nap
Tumble Time: Lewis Cardinal's First Winter
Brain Pop: Hibernation (with whole group review)
Vocabulary: hibernate, migrate, dormant, metabolism, adapt
Activities: Lewis Cardinal's First Winter review, activities and games on Tumble Books
Hibernation activity: Locate the 16 hidden animals.
Extension activities (3rd)
Choose and article:
How to raccoons make it through the winter? Do they truly hibernate? What is torpor?
How to raccoons make it through the winter? Do they truly hibernate? How does shivering help a squirrel in the winter?