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Book: “Claws, Coats, and Camouflage” Goodman, Susan E., and Michael J. Doolittle. Claws, Coats, and Camouflage: The Ways Animals Fit into Their World.

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1 Book: “Claws, Coats, and Camouflage” Goodman, Susan E., and Michael J. Doolittle. Claws, Coats, and Camouflage: The Ways Animals Fit into Their World. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 2001. Print. Reading Level: 4 th grade This book fits with my unit because it talks about different animals and their adaptations they perform in order to survive. This book also provides great pictures of the animals it discusses and the students will be able to visualize the animals and what they might do to “adapt.” Some of the specific adaptations the book discusses are camouflage, how animals use their claws to help them get food, and how animals use their bodies to protect themselves from harm.

2 Book: What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? Jenkins, Steve (2001) What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? HMH Books for Young Readers Reading Level: 2.4 This book fits with my unit on animal adaptations because it discusses the different defense mechanisms that animals do in order to protect themselves from their predators. I think this book will be perfect for introducing them to what defense mechanisms are. It would be a fun way to get them thinking about the different physical adaptations animals do to not become someone’s dinner! This book does a great job with actually showing before and after pictures of the animals using their defense mechanisms. Cool!

3 Camel Poem I don't store water, In my hump, It’s really just a fatty lump, No water's stored, In my hump, That lumpy bump, No water pump... Bactrian, (2 humps) Or Dromedary, (1 hump) I’m a camel, I can carry, Things that really, Weigh a lot, Through the desert, When it’s hot… I can live, Without much food, Lack of water? Still good mood! I’m a special, Type of mammal, The desert’s ship, Just call me camel... I don't store water, In my hump, It’s really just a fatty lump, No water's stored, In my hump, That lumpy bump, No water pump... Bactrian, (2 humps) Or Dromedary, (1 hump) I’m a camel, I can carry, Things that really, Weigh a lot, Through the desert, When it’s hot… I can live, Without much food, Lack of water? Still good mood! I’m a special, Type of mammal, The desert’s ship, Just call me camel... Camel: There are two camel species- the dromedary camel has one hump and the bactrian camel has two humps. Although some people believe that camels hold water in their humps, the humps are actually made up of fatty tissue. Because of physical adaptations, camels are able to go for long periods without water and food. Camel: There are two camel species- the dromedary camel has one hump and the bactrian camel has two humps. Although some people believe that camels hold water in their humps, the humps are actually made up of fatty tissue. Because of physical adaptations, camels are able to go for long periods without water and food. http://sciencepoems.net/sciencepoems/camel.aspx#.Ul3UyVPKe7I http://sciencepoems.net/sciencepoems/camel.aspx#.Ul3UyVPKe7I http://sciencepoems.net/sciencepoems/camel.aspx#.Ul3UyVPKe7I

4 Mr. R. “Camel.” Sciencepoems.net.Mr. R’s World of Math and Science. n.d.Web.13 October 2013. This poem is about camels which are interesting animals because their bodies can survive living in the desert. The poems talks about how their humps are not used for storing water and that camels can survive without having any water for a long time! I think the students will also really love this poem because of the infamous “hump day” commercial that is popular right now They also will learn how camels are able to survive in the hot, dry desert.

5 Producers, Consumers and Decomposers…OH MY! Sth215. Producers, Consumers, Decomposers Its all about what you eat! http://www.slideshare.net/sth215/producers-consumers-and-decomposers http://www.slideshare.net/sth215/producers-consumers-and-decomposers This slide show discusses producers, consumers and decomposers. It talks about what each type of animal eats and even shows pictures of examples of producers, consumers and decomposers. It explains that all three are parts of the food chain (including us!) as well as where each one gets their energy. I think this slide show is great for my unit because it explains what these categories are as well as provides pictures to reference to. The slides are not too “wordy” so I think they will be just fine with reading them and have fun doing so!

6 Science Textbook Title: Harcourt Science Title: Harcourt Science 3 rd grade 3 rd grade This is the textbook that the 3 rd grade students are using for Science. It does a great job with providing information about the different animal adaptations such as mutation, hibernation, and camouflage. It also discusses the concept of producers and consumers and where they fall on the food chain. This textbook provides students with pictures as well to enhance students’ learning on the particular topics. Key words such as producer, consumer and decomposer are also highlighted in the book which helps students who are visual learners (the pictures help a great deal as well). At the end of each section, there is a short summary and some review questions. I believe I will be able to use the textbook with my unit by pulling some of the review questions and asking the students these questions to see what they remember and what they are still having trouble with. I can also use the textbook as a reference for the students when they get stuck and need to reference a definition or concept. They not only will have the definitions, but pictures as well to help them remember the terms such as “producer” and “consumer.” This is the textbook that the 3 rd grade students are using for Science. It does a great job with providing information about the different animal adaptations such as mutation, hibernation, and camouflage. It also discusses the concept of producers and consumers and where they fall on the food chain. This textbook provides students with pictures as well to enhance students’ learning on the particular topics. Key words such as producer, consumer and decomposer are also highlighted in the book which helps students who are visual learners (the pictures help a great deal as well). At the end of each section, there is a short summary and some review questions. I believe I will be able to use the textbook with my unit by pulling some of the review questions and asking the students these questions to see what they remember and what they are still having trouble with. I can also use the textbook as a reference for the students when they get stuck and need to reference a definition or concept. They not only will have the definitions, but pictures as well to help them remember the terms such as “producer” and “consumer.” Frank, M.S., Jones, R.M., Krockover, G.H.(2005)Harcourt Science.

7 Book: Who Eats What? Stage 2 This book is great for when I teach my unit on the food chain and how producers and consumers fit into the food chain. The book starts off with a plant (the producer) and then an insect begins eating the plant. Next, a bird comes into the picture and so on and so forth! The book shows in the pictures how a chain is formed and what animal eats what. The book also explains the steps and how the chain works. I could use this with my unit to reiterate the food chain and how there are several steps in the food chain and how they start with a producer and end with a decomposer. The book will help them understand how food chains work by remembering the sequence of the story and which animal ate what and what happened as a result. Keller, Holly. Who Eats What?HarperCollins,1994.

8 Food Chain Poem This poem can also be sung as a song to the tune of “I know a woman who swallowed a fly” which is great because this means that most students will be able to remember the poem if they know the tune. The poem talks about the parts of the food chain and different producers and consumers and their relation to one another. Each part of the song the predator eats their prey (the animals switch every verse). This song can be used with my unit as a way to help students remember how food chains work and specific examples of food chains. By remembering the poem or song, they can remember the concept of a food chain and have specific examples! This poem can also be sung as a song to the tune of “I know a woman who swallowed a fly” which is great because this means that most students will be able to remember the poem if they know the tune. The poem talks about the parts of the food chain and different producers and consumers and their relation to one another. Each part of the song the predator eats their prey (the animals switch every verse). This song can be used with my unit as a way to help students remember how food chains work and specific examples of food chains. By remembering the poem or song, they can remember the concept of a food chain and have specific examples! Links In a Food Chain. Retrieved from usda.gov http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev2_025637.pdf http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev2_025637.pdf


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