Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Animal Unit Study Field Trips

A great way to wrap up a study of animals (vertebrates and/or invertebrates) is to go on a field trip.

Here are some suggestions.


The Zoo














The Aquarium







The Beach
































A Pet Store






Your Neighborhood























A Virtual Field Trip (online)
   Click on the links below.

Zoo Books - Virtual Zoo

The Virtual Petting Zoo 


Hope you have enjoyed this summer's theme of animals!
Thanks for stopping by!

See you later Alligator!!!!
Marcia :)

(Tomorrow will be a new theme.)
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How to Draw Arachnids - Spiders and Scorpions

Arachnids are invertebrates.  They have 8 legs, 2 body sections, and no antennas. Arachnids include spiders and scorpions.






Click on the links below for drawing instructions.


How to Draw the Spider

How to Draw the Scorpion


How to Draw Book

Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies


Tarantula - a special type of spider


To learn more about spiders and other arachnids from a previous post click here.

To learn how to make a cute spider from a recycled egg carton click here.
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How to Draw Crustaceans - Crab, Lobster, and Shrimp


Crustaceans are invertebrates that live in water. They have a hard exoskeleton.  They have 5 or more pairs of legs.   Crustaceans include crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.
 




Click on the Links Below for Drawing Instructions


How to Draw a Crab

How to Draw a Lobster

How to Draw a Shrimp 



How to Draw Books

How to Draw Cartoon Crustaceans (Kid's Guide to Drawing)     1-2-3 Draw Ocean Life (1-2-3 Draw and Learn to Draw)

To learn more about crustaceans in an earlier post click here.
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A House for Hermit Crab By Eric Carle Extension Activities

Eric Carle's book A House for Hermit Crab is delightful and loved by kids.


 A House for Hermit Crab (World of Eric Carle)    A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle - Paperback    A House For A Hermit Crab - Big Book Edition


Here are some extension activities to do before or after reading the book.



~ Make a Paper Plate Crab - Directions by Craft Club.com


~ Learn more about crabs and other crustaceans in an earlier post.
     Click Here




~ Read other books about crabs.


Is This a House for Hermit Crab?    Hermit Crab's Home: Safe in a Shell (Smithsonian Oceanic) (Smithsonian Oceanic Collection)

 Clumsy Crab


Hermit Crabs (Pet Care for Kids)   In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails, and Salty Tails (Sharing Nature With Children Book)
Extraordinary Horseshoe Crabs (Nature Watch (Lerner))    What Lives in a Shell? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)




~ Use stencils to draw crabs and other ocean animals.

Set of 4 Plastic Stencils: Ocean Sea Creatures, Fish, Birds, Safari Wild Animals - Kids Drawing Templates


~Directions: How to Draw a Crab Step by Step
  Click Here


 Have fun learning about crabs!
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