You're viewing your - 1st of 3 free Items

View 2 more resources at no cost, and then subscribe for full access.

Join TeacherVision for just $6.99 USD a month and get instant access to all our great resources! Free 7-Day Trial

Great, Big Enormous Animals

Students walk the length of various animals to get a sense of their size.
Grades
1 |
2 |
3
Subjects

Mathematics (5,300)

Biology (2,212)

Science (4,978)



Geology (533)

Earth Science (1,527)

Themes
Animals (1,042)

Dinosaurs (181)

Type
Lesson (926)

Activity (2,842)

Add New Folder
OR
Available Folders
No Folder Available.
Cancel

Objectives

  • Students will measure.
  • Students will research.

Materials

  • Information about the lengths of various animals
  • Outside space
  • Optional: rulers, reference materials

Procedures

  1. Take the children out on the playground.
  2. Have them walk various lengths of different animals.
    blue whale: 100 feet long
    African elephant: 13 feet tall
    giraffe: 18 feet tall
    tiger: 9 feet long
    Brontosaurus : 90 feet long
  3. Go to the library and look up dimensions on other animals.
Extension Activities:
  • Older children may want to use a ruler to get a more exact measurement.
  • Let the children take chalk and draw off the dimensions on a sidewalk.
  • Give children tape measures, rulers, meter sticks, scales, and otherinstruments to experiment with. Ask them to measure each other, riding toys, body parts, books, and other classroom objects.
  • Record children's height and weight several different times during theschool year and let them compare how much they've grown.
  • Excerpt from Science Surprises!

    Join TeacherVision today

    Membership starts at only $6.99/month, with full access to all our teaching resources.

    Start my 7-day free trial
    Start my 7-day free trial