Animals Two by Two Home School Connection

Hello families:

FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education during school year 2020-21.

Letter to Families—School Year 2020–2021

Download a copy of the Letter to Families—School Year 2020–2021 PDF in English or Spanish.

Everyday Outside Challenge in English or Spanish.

Letter to Parents about the Module

Each FOSS module includes a letter to parents to tell you what your child will be doing in the investigations at school and to share ways that you can develop your child’s scientific interests at home. This will be very important during School Year 2020-21.

Download a copy of Animals Two by Two Letter to Parents about the Module PDF in English or Spanish.

Home/School Connection and Other At-Home Activities for each Investigation

We have developed a Home/School Connection for four investigations in Animals Two by Two. These require little or no materials from home. There are also other At-Home Activities for each investigation for use during COVID-19 school year 2020-21.

  • Investigation 1: Goldfish and Guppies
    Home School Connection—Create an optical illusion with a fishbowl image.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 1 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 1 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 2: Water and Land Snails
    Home School Connection—Students lead their families in a game of Who Am I?, acting out the behaviors of different animals.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 2 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigations 2-4 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 3: Big and Little Worms
    Home School Connection—Families read questions and answers to students about the role of earthworms in the environment. Students cut out and match questions and answers.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 3 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigations 2-4 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 4: Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs
    Home School Connection—Students color the animals on the right-hand side of the page. Next they cut them out and glue them on the drawing where each animal lives. Students label one living and one nonliving thing in the picture. They share what they know about these animals with family members.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 4 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigations 2-4 PDF in English or Spanish.