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Do not disturb! A lesson on hibernating and migration

Resource ID#: 30405

Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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Have you ever wondered why animals hibernate or why they migrate? Have you also ever wondered which animals do? In this lesson, students will learn which common animals hibernate and which ones migrate. They will also learn the importance of hibernation and migration on animals during the winter season. Students will be able to write down their learning, sort picture cards, and complete a Compare and Contrast Chart demonstrating their understanding of hibernation and migration.

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 3
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Document Camera, Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: season, fur, hibernate, migrate, travel, adapt, winter, survive
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Worksheet Assessment
Resource Collection: CPALMS Lesson Plan Development Initiative

Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.3.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
LAFS.3.SL.1.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
  2. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
  3. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
  4. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
SC.3.L.17.1: Describe how animals and plants respond to changing seasons.