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Animal Movement

This is the third in a five-part series exploring animal themes:

Part 1 ~ Animal Classification

Part 2 ~ Animal Habitats

Part 3 ~ Animal Movement

Part 4 ~ Animal Sounds & Calls

Part 5 ~ Animal Groups & Family

Recommended Books:

  • Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Stage 1) by Millicent E. Selsam
  • Who’s Been Here?: A Tale In Tracks by Fran Hodgkins
  • Wild Tracks!: A Guide To Nature’s Footprints by Jim Arnosky
  • Animal Tracks by Arthur Dorros
  • How Do Birds Find Their Way? (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Stage 2) by Roma Gans
  • The Journey: Stories of Migration by Cynthia Rylant
  • Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration by Marianne Berkes
  • Moonshadow’s Journey by Gillian Lobel
  • Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird Watching, Shore Walking by Jim Arnosky

bear-paw-print-blackWays Animals Move:

  • Fly/Glide ~ fly, bee, butterfly, bat, birds, etc
  • Swim ~ fish, seal, dolphin, walrus, penguin, etc
  • Crawl ~ bugs, spiders, turtle, etc
  • Jump/Hop/Leap ~ kangaroo, hare, rabbit, grasshopper, frog, flea, etc
  • Gallop ~ horse, cattle, goat, sheep, cat, dog, etc
  • Walk/Run ~ cheetah, wildebeest, lion, horse, fox, cat, dog, etc
  • Slither/Slide/Wiggle ~ snakes, earthworms, snails, slugs, etc
  • Climb ~ squirrel, koala, gecko, etc
  • Swing ~ primates and apes

How does it move? worksheet

Reasons For Movement:

  • looking for food/water
  • looking for shelter
  • for defensive purpose (escape attack, protect their young, etc)
  • need a place to breed
  • migration
  • need a place to hibernate
  • playing

Math Related: 2, 4, 6, 8

2 legged animals ~ primates, birds, kangaroo and wallaby

4 legged animals ~ majority of mammals, lizards and praying mantis

6 legged animals ~ insects

8 legged animals ~ arachnids

Animals And Their Tracks:

Online Games:

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This entry was posted on October 19, 2012 by in Science and tagged , , , .
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