Discovering Plants and Animals Volume Three: Canada, Latin America & Beyond
Sample Textbook | Sample Student Pages
Learning about Plants and Animals
Animals are incredible creatures to study. They live in virtually every corner of our world, from freezing continents to scorching deserts.
From guacharos and tuataras to hutias to manicous, help your students discover hundreds of animals that live throughout Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Australia and Oceania, Antarctica, and twenty-three dependencies of the United Kingdom and France around the world.
They can also discover some of the many kinds of plants grown and crops raised in many of these locations.
Discovering Plants and Animals is a self-paced science unit study for grades 3-6, although it’s flexible and can be used for younger or older students. It includes 53 sections or regions so students can focus on just a few countries at a time.
This science unit study was created to accompany Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History and follows along with the lessons in that full-year curriculum.
Study Native Plants
Learn about Habitats
Explore various habitats of Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Australia and Oceania, Antarctica, and more in Discovering Plants and Animals:
Discover Animals of Canada, Latin America, Australia & Oceania, and More
Have you ever heard of a hutia? What about a manicou? When researching the animals in this part of the world, we were amazed at the many different animals we had never heard of before. If your students love learning about animals, they will be sure to eat this up! Here’s just a few of the animals we cover:
The Student Book includes comprehension questions that follow the main text for each lesson. Various optional additional activities are provided in the student book. They include notebooking pages to encourage deeper study of a particular animal or plant, habitat templates for exploring the habitats they encounter, extension activities, and a bonus presentation project.
- Let’s Take a Closer Look:With this printable, your student can choose an animal or plant to do deeper research on. They can use the template to record the information they discover.
- Habitat Templates:This set of 13 templates allows your student to investigate the plants and animals that live in a particular habitat and record what they find. A bonus blank template is also included for your student to research additional habitats if desired.
- Extension Activities:This set of questions challenges your student to go deeper on topics briefly mentioned in the unit such as animals of the Amazon Rain Forest or types of flightless birds. A notebooking page is included to record answers.
- Bonus Extension Activity:This bonus project suggests topics for a presentation related to the unit that your student can do and lists several options for the type of presentation, though the options are endless.
An answer key is also provided.
This science unit can stand alone, but if you want your kids to learn more about Canada, Latin America, Australia & Oceania, and more, check out Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History, which covers the same countries in the same order. A How To guide is also provided for completing both curricula together.
The main text is 111 pages and can be viewed on the computer rather than printed. The Student Book & Answer Key is 247 pages.
Katherine Tanyu –
This curriculum can be used together with World Geography & History Volume Three as the places covered are the same. Or you can also use it by itself–they are not a prerequisite to each other. I love this structure because it delves deeper into a specific location giving the student a more thorough understanding of an area. I never knew that there are so many different kinds of plants and animals to talk about in a place. The student book is likewise comprehensive. I love the answer key at the back. Like World Geography & History, it has its own scope and sequence that acts as your guide in planning out the lessons–very easy to use!
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