Friday, August 8, 2014

Z for Zoology

See what we did for other letters in the Alphabet in Simple Science.

Z for Zoology

Science Notebook Page (Click the picture to print).

Last letter (ok, so I'll probably go back and do some of the letters again with new concepts).  This week we did Z for zoology, which I defined as the study of animals and their behavior.  Mostly we read a lot of books and talked about the different things we could study about animals (where they live, anatomy, life cycles, family groups, etc).  We also read a bunch of books about animals.  Xander really got a kick out of Whose Bottom is This?

Zoo Design Challenge
Sticks, rocks, pine cones, etc.

For this activity I simply had Xander design a zoo.  We went on a stick hunt to collect sticks (which he thought was wonderful).  I also picked up some rocks and gems from the dollar store.  I gave him a ton of animals and let him go at it.  He thought it was fun and I was happy to give him an opportunity to work on those design and problem solving skills.  I hope to do more fun activities like this in the future!  I'd love to integrate more STEAM type activities
I was impressed that he (mostly) put insects together.
Zoology Printables
Montessori Animal Tracks Matching from Montessori for Everyone
Animal movement sorting from Montessori Print Shop
Animals and their sounds from Montessori Print Shop
Vertebrate/invertebrate sorting from Montessori for Learning

Check out my Alphabet in Simple Science Pinterest Board for more ideas!

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