Needs of Plants and Animals - Just Like My Parents

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The Just Like My Parents activity can also be found within the Needs of Plants and Animals - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Needs of Plants and Animals bundle here.

During the Just Like My Parents activity, which is ideal for K-1, students will have an opportunity to see that animal traits are inherited from parents and are influenced by the environment the animal lives in.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of various plants and animals
  • Categorize living things into various groupings
  • Identify and understand the basic needs of living things and how they meet these needs
  • Understand and explain the environment/habitat for various plants and animals
  • Identify examples of how plants and/or animals are able to modify their environment to meet their needs
  • Understand that some plants and animals must adapt to the environment in order to meet their basic needs

Additional resources included with the activity plan:

  • Characteristics Chart worksheet

Additional resources required:

  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (narrated version available on YouTube)
  • Access to books or online resources for research