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Cold Blooded Creatures

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Cold Blooded Creatures
: (Grades K-2 • 60 minutes) Students will learn about the major body parts of insects, assemble life cycle puzzles, and test different insect “mouth parts” at feeding stations. Insects will be examined, sorted, and classified according to various attributes. The physical characteristics and life cycles of amphibians will be compared to insects.

Traveling Science Kits that support or extend this lesson
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Pre & Post Visit Activities

This lesson supports the following science and mathematics standards:

South Carolina Schools

Georgia Schools

Grade K: SCSS 2.1, 2.2, 2.5
Grade K: SCMS 3.4

Kindergarten Science
My Body
Standard K-2:
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of organisms. (Life Science)

Recognize what organisms need to stay alive (including water, food, and shelter).
2.2 Identify examples of organisms and non-living things.
2.5 Recognize that all organisms go through stages of growth and change called life cycles.

Kindergarten Mathematics
Standard K-3:
The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an emerging sense of repeating and growing patterns and classification based on attributes.

Classify objects according to one or more attributes such as color, size, shape, and thickness.

Grade K: SKL1 b / SKL2 a, c
Grade 2: S2L1 a

Kindergarten Science
Students will sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable physical attributes.

Group animals according to their observable features such as appearance, size, motion, where it lives, etc. (for example: A green frog has four legs and hops. A rabbit also hops.).

SKL2: Students will compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.

Explain the similarities and differences in animals (color, size, appearance, etc.).
Recognize the similarities and differences between a parent and a baby.

Grade 2 Science
Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.

Determine the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat or dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly.

Please direct inquiries to:
Student Programs
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313


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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/Programs/ColdBlooded/ColdBlooded.html (April 2009)