|Animals Two by Two Overview
TWO BY TWO
Animals Two by Two provides young students with close and
personal interaction with some common land and water animals.
Appropriate classroom habitats are established, and students learn to
care for the animals. In four investigations the animals are studied in
pairs. Students observe and care for one animal over time, and then
they are introduced to another animal similar to the first but with
differences in structure and behavior. The firsthand experiences are
enriched with close-up photos of animals, some related to animals
that students have observed in class and some animals that are new.
This process enhances observation, communication, and comparison.
FOSS EXPECTS STUDENTS TO
- Develop a growing curiosity and interest in the living world
- Observe and describe the structures of a variety of common
animals—fish, snails, earthworms, and isopods.
- Compare structures and behaviors of different pairs of
- Acquire the vocabulary associated with the structure and
behavior of animals.
- Observe interactions of animals with their surroundings.
- Describe positions of animals relative to other objects.
- Describe properties of objects, compare them, and sort them
by one physical attribute.
- Communicate observations and comparisons orally and
- Handle animals carefully, and participate in the care and
feeding of classroom animals.
- Learn that stories sometimes give animals attributes they do
not really have.
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