Animals Two by Two

Grade K

The Animals Two by Two Module provides young students with close and personal interaction with some common land and water animals. Students observe differences in structure and behavior and learn about basic needs of animals.

Investigation 1: Goldfish and Guppies
Students observe the structures and behaviors of goldfish. They explore the environment in which the fish live, and compare the structures and behaviors of the goldfish to those of guppies.
Investigation 2: Water and Land Snails
Students observe the structures and behaviors of land snails. They compare land and water snails. Students work with a variety of shells, discussing similarities and differences in their size, shape, color, and texture. Students match shell pairs, make designs, and create patterns.
Investigation 3: Big and Little Worms
Students dig for red worms, rinse them off, and look at their structures. They study their behavior and compare the red worms to night crawlers.
Investigation 4: Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs
Students begin by observing structures of the two kinds of isopods. They learn to identify which are pill bugs and which are sow bugs, and make a terrarium in which all the land animals live together.