This unit will introduce children to the different types of baby mammals. The unit will also explore how animals protect their babies from predators and how long animals care for their young. This unit includes online lessons, activities, audio books, games, and videos. It is designed to last for about one week, depending on how often you teach science.
Science Year 2, Week 5: Animal Babies: Part 2
|Birth & Baby Animals||(no rating)|
This site explains the different ways animals give birth to their young. It also includes cute illustrations that will help young learners grasp an easier understanding about the various types of animals listed.
|Mammals as Parents||(no rating)|
This article describes how various mammal parents care for and protect their young. Some parents stay with their young for short periods, while others remain with them for years. Some mammals are single parents, others include extended families. Mammal parents also employ various techniques for defending, or protecting, their babies.
This short lesson discusses the differences and commonalities mammals have, including how all baby mammals, regardless of their differences, drink milk.
|Bear Cubs||(no rating)|
This site explores how baby bear cubs are born.
|Animal & Baby Animal Names||(no rating)|
This website teaches children the names of different animal babies, as well as the names of males, females, and groups of animals.
|Baby Animal Collage|
Create a collage of baby animals.
|Kangaroo Craft||(no rating)|
This nifty project includes easy instructions for creating a mother and baby kangaroo using a toilet paper tube. Great recycling craft.
|Bunny Basket||(no rating)|
In this activity, you will make a cute bunny basket!
|Polar Bear Family||(no rating)|
Sculpt a polar bear family.
|My Favorite Baby Animal|
Use abstract art to draw a picture of your favorite baby animal.
|Matching Baby Animal Printable||(no rating)|
This site contains a list of animal printables for children.
|Match the Baby Animals|
Play this fun, online game to match the baby animals with their mothers.
|Rescue the Baby Animals||(no rating)|
In this fun, interactive online game, you need to save all the baby animals while avoiding the shark.
|Baby Animal Slide Show||(no rating)|
This is a very cute slide show of different animal babies and their parents in the wild.
|Baby Animal Coloring Page||(no rating)|
Choose a baby animal to color.
Follow this link to Learning Games for Kids' "Randomals" - Random Animal Games.
|Lion Cub Video||(no rating)|
This adorable video allows you to see rare white lion cubs showing off for the first time!
|Baby Farm Animals: Audio Book|
This is a cute read-a-long book about baby farm animals. The words are highlighted as you read this colorful story.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: