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Tuesday May 17th

Mammals

The Classifying Animals Song:

Review the animal classifications from yesterday by watching this video

This song mentions all the different groups of animals BUT it's missing one... can you figure out which animal group is NOT mentioned in the song?

 

Mammals

Today we are going to take a deeper look into ONE of the groups of animals known as Mammals!

Watch this video to learn about the things that make mammals, mammals! 

Key Takeaways:
Read all about the different facts about mammals!

Learning Task:

1. Read this paragraph below:

Animals that have fur or hair are called mammals. Horses, cows, and dogs are all mammals. Humans are mammals too. Mammals use lungs to breathe. Dolphins and whales live in water, but are mammals because they have lungs. They need to come to the top of the water to breathe the air. Most mammals give birth to live young. Before the animals are born, the mother must carry them inside of her. When the animals is born, it cannot take care of itself. The mother animal helps to take care of it and teach it things it needs to survive. The parents often teach their baby or babies how to find food. When a baby animals learns everything it needs, it is able to live on its own. There are many types of mammals. Some mammals don't always fit all of the traits that are listed in the paragraph above. For example, a koala is one of the few mammals that carry their young in a pouch. An anteater has fur and lungs, but is a type of mammal that lays eggs. Bats are the only mammals that can fly.

NOTE - the "Mammal" information reading page is MISSING from your at home science booklet. The information that you need is in the paragraph above.

2. Review the dog life cycle image on this page. Choose any example of a mammal and re-draw the mammal life cycle into your booklet under #1 of the "Mammal's Life Cycle" page.

3. Complete questions #2-5 in your science booklet using the information from the videos, the paragraph above, and the images on this page.