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Third Grade Unit: EXPLORE

Explore: PRODUCT AND PRODUCER GAME, DIET AND ACTIVITIES OVERHEAD, SUPPLEMENTAL SLIDESET #1, AND HOME-TO-SCHOOL CONNECTION

Supplemental Slide set 1: What do farm animals do? Jobs and Services provided by rare breeds.

KEY CONCEPTS

• The characteristics of organisms • Regulation and behavior • Interdependence - name products from a variety of species of farm animals • Communities • Classifying animals/living things

 

SUMMARY

Students explore interrelationships and interdependence on the farm by doing a variety of exercises. They become familiar with the products and services farm animals provide and realize further their own dependence on animals beyond diet to also include goods and services.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED

AnProducts.pdf (2 sets) laminated, TenSpecies.pdf (2 sets) laminated, AnJobsRef.pdf overhead, Paper and crayons, colored pencils or markers, Supplemental Slide Set 1 on SlideShow CD, projector and screen.

DIRECTIONS

PRODUCT AND PRODUCER GAME

1. Each student is given one image of either an animal from TenSpecies.pdf or an animal product from AnProducts.pdf. They walk around and find their partner by matching the image of an animal with the product they provide.

2. When all are found, pairs share their results, then return to their seats.

3. Have students brainstorm additional products animals provide.

 

DIET AND ACTIVITY OVERHEAD

1. Use AnDietActvity.pdf as an overhead to record their ideas of additional products and services animals provide that they may not have considered during the game.

2. This will serve as a review of the information from the previous day and from the previous activity, as well as a way to record new ideas.

3. Discuss new suggestions and get consensus as you add them to the chart.

4. If you feel the students will benefit from a master summary, use AnJobsRef.pdf an overhead. Consider revealing one column and row at a time as you review the products and services compiled there. Depending on your teaching philosophy, you may want to avoid the "right answer" syndrome. In that case, use as reference during the activity to ask leading questions or add information.

SUPPLEMENTAL SLIDESET #1

1. Handout AnJobs.pdf for students to complete independently as you go through the slides. (This is also used in the evaluation section).

2. Show supplemental slide set 1 and ask students to name each animal aloud.

3. They then work independently to list services and products from each species. They are to list the ways that farm animals are useful

4. Students do not need to develop an exhaustive list, as long as it represents a variety of products and services.   Set 1 (Farm Animal Species)

1A. Highland Cow – Gordon Kohl 1B. Spanish Mustang Horse – Marye Ann Thompson 1C. Donkeys – D. P. Sponenberg 1D. Karakul sheep – Jeffrey Black 1E. Myotonic Goat – D. P. Sponenberg 1F. Tamworth pigs – Don Bixby 1G. Dominique chickens – Randy Reiserer 1 H. Khaki Campbell duck – Heather Maxey 1I. Pilgrim geese – Rob Amberg 1J. Bronze turkeys – David Sullenberger

5. (Assessment) Collect, or allow students to use the key AnJobs.pdf to check their work.
HOME-TO-SCHOOL CONNECTION

1. Have students find five products or services that animals provide in their own home.

2. Some may wish to see if they can find more than 5!

 

RESOURCES

All About Farm Animals by Ann Winterbotham (Doubleday, 1988)

Farm Animals by Karen Jacobson (Children's Press, 1981)

Animals Helping People by Suzanne Venino (National Geographic Books for Young Explorers, 1983) This book includes domesticated animals around the world.

 

Navigating the Unit

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3rd - 5 E Summary
3rd - Engage
3rd - Explore
3rd - Explain
3rd - Expand
3rd - Evaluate
3rd - Supplement

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