In a recent science unit, second graders were learning about the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals. Their lesson was based on TEKS 2.10A "Observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs such as fins help fish move and balance in the water."
Students in Ms. Haney's class visited the Build Your Wild Self web site. This activity allowed them to explore various animals and compare specific body parts from different animals. Some of their creatures are featured below. The students enjoyed the activity and learned a lot about physical characteristics, too.