How Animals Survive The Winter

Grades: 1-3

 

 “Get out of bed it’s time for school!” Kris’s older brother yells. Kris looks out the window at the big snowflakes falling and buries her head even deeper under the covers. “It’s too cold outside to go to school!” She yells back. “ Not if you wear your undershirt, turtleneck, sweater, jacket, hat, ear muffs, mittens, scarf, ski pants, and boots.” Her older brother shouts.

At the bus stop Kris stands shivering when a rabbit catches her eye. While the other kids are busy making fake farting noises, Kris  wonders how the rabbit and other animals survive during winter. She asks everyone at the bus stop, all the kids on the bus, the bus drive, the principle, the lunch lady, and 3 teachers but no one seems to know how animals survive during the winter.

Kris comes running into class and sits down next to you. “You’re my only hope. Can you tell me how animals survive the winter?” Your body fills with excitement “I think I know where we can look for the answers.” You grab Kris’s hand and run to computer.

 

 

 

The challenge:

1. Find 3 different things animals do to help them survive during winter.

2. What does a frog do to survive?

3. What does a bear do to survive?

4. What do some birds or butterflies do to survive?

 

Somehow you’ve got share what you just learned with everyone at the bus stop, all the kids on the bus, the bus drive, the principle, the lunch lady, 3 teachers and Kris. You could: Draw pictures, Create a poem, Make a book, Write a report, or Hold a discussion.

 

 

The Journey:

Explore these websites to help you, Kris, everyone at the bus stop, all the kids on the bus, the bus drive, the principle, the lunch lady, and 3 teachers find out how some animals survive the winter.

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/animals.html

 

http://www.iwla.org/yikes/w1_animalwinter.html


http://members.tripod.com/~llij/winter.html

 

http://www.macatawa.org/~oias/hibernate.htm

 

http://www.asri.org/survival.htm

 

To get even more information try using these key words:

Hibernation

Animal Migration

Animal Adaptations

 

 

Any feedback or thoughts? Send them my way,  allicbell@aol.com

 Allison Campbell-Fitzgerald