What Animals Need to Survive
- Identify the basic needs of an animal.
- Describe how the specific needs, such as the type of food or shelter, vary for different animals.
At some point, many children wish for a pet animal to play with and care for. But what does it take to keep an animal alive and healthy? In this engaging lesson plan, children will act out adopting a pet and shopping for items based on its needs. As they bring their items together, they will notice that every animal needs food, water, shelter, and air to survive.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Svenja Lohner, PhD, Science Buddies
Area of Science
Animals' basic needs
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