Critter Kingdom (K-1st grade)
• Grades: Pre-K - K
Dive deep into our planet’s wildlife as we examine its many different critters. Each day we will explore a different class of animal, from awesome amphibians to magnificent mammals to radiant reptiles. Students will uncover the wonders of flight by examining a bird’s wing, see how fish are able to retain oxygen using their gills, and learn about the life cycles of other animals and how they form a part of a larger kingdom of captivating critters! Leap into the world of wildlife with Critter Kingdom!
21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Responsibility, Empathy, Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Emotion Management. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.
Students will look at the different coverings of mammals and create their own furry covering for a mammal of their choosing! As they create, students will make sure to leave their mammal protected from the environment as they cover them with fuzzy, furry hair.
Students will learn about the different coverings that mammals have that help them survive, mainly hair or modified hair. Students will discover that depending on their environment, mammals can have hair, fur or blubber to help them stay warm and survive!
Breathe Like A Fish
Students will model the way that fish receive oxygen from their environment! They will use a coffee filter to demonstrate how a gill captures the oxygen fish need to live and then distributes it to the rest of the body.
Students will learn how a fish breathes, as they gain an understanding of how fish are designed to live underwater by having gills that distribute oxygen to the rest of their bodies!
Students will study their camp environment and design a reptile to hide in their immediate surroundings. It will be up to the group to find their campmates’ camouflaged creatures!
Students will learn about camouflage and how reptiles have evolved to use it to fade into the background and protect themselves from predators.