Animals, just like humans, have basic needs for survival: air, water, nutrients, and shelter
This standard is all about observing animals in nature and how they use their environment to survive. There are many ways to incorporate this standard into your everday life by making observations of animals in yard. Taking a trip to the zoo is the ideal place to closely analyze animal enviroments and behavior. Compare how different animals survive in different environments. How does the lion's environment differ from the gorilla's? How are they the same?
How will I know if my kindergartner has met the standard?
Your child can explain or demonstrate why plants and animals survive in different environments.
Your child can explain or demonstrate that environments are made up of both living and nonliving things.
Your child can explain or demonstrate how animals use their body parts to (1) obtain food and other resources, (2) protect themselves, and (3) move from place to place.
Your child can explain or demonstrate understanding of what animals and plants need to survive and grow (including air, water, nutrients, and shelter).
Activities and Multimedia
Create a birdfeeder for the yard. Observe and discuss how birds live in their environment. Talk about what the birds needs to survive.
Gather simple materials from around the house to create river habitat. Talk about the animals and plants that live within the environment and how they survive and grow.
Ready to start your lesson? Watch this video together to begin conversations about living and nonliving things.
This video on animal needs for survival will help to illustrate the comparison between animals and humans. Read the text aloud to your child as you watch.
BrainPop Jr provides content videos, games, and activities to help explain and understand a concept. Watch these three video clips on camouflage, migration and hibernation.
Do you want to explore more kindergarten SC Science Standards?
Curate booklists that have a combination of fiction and nonfiction titles.
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The titles below will help you and your child discuss animals and their environment. Want us to pull books for you? Contact us at 803-799-9084 and request to have books sent to your nearest Richland Library location.