Rock Residents: What Lives Under a Rock?
This is an indoor and outdoor science experience inspired by the story, Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs, by Anthony D. Fredericks, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio. The students will record in their nature journals the animals they have found after participating in our nature walk. On the third day of this lesson, the children will share their observations from their nature journals.
2. Reinforce our third grade vocabulary word, habitat.(From a prior science lesson, the students would have previously made dioramas of habitats using empty tissue boxes. These habitat dioramas are required to include a food chain, which we would also discuss on our nature walk.)
3. Bring awareness to students of which animals live in a forest, especially those whose habitat is under or near a rock
Context for Use
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Field Activity
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Grade Level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Description and Teaching Materials
-The book, "Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs," by Anthony D. Fredericks
-Nature journals, one per student
-Pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers
-Plastic spoons or popsicle sticks for digging
-First aid kit
Teaching Notes and Tips
Scientific world view: science is a tool to examine the world