Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Free Animal Nutrition Science Unit Elementary Grades 1-2 (cycle 1)

 Free Animal Nutrition Science Unit for Grades 1-2

What do Animals Eat?

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Animals are a subject that all kids love to learn about. Some of us have pets that we see every day, and some of us see animals crawling around our backyards or city streets. Some of you very lucky ones even have a small farm (I am SO jealous :))

Animals are something kids interact with almost every day, so they are a subject that most kids are curious about. In this unit, kids will look into the differences between the diets of wild and domestic animals. They will use their own observation skills to observe pets and local wildlife (whether it's deer, pigeons, or squirrels) to write about the differences they notice.

They will also get to learn about the differences in the diets of wild and domestic rabbits - a subject I thought most kids would love! If you do have a pet rabbit, or like us, a wild rabbit who visits your yard often, then even better! If not, you may want to watch some videos or look at some books about rabbits and turn it all into an entire unit study! Or you may choose to simply go through the journal and learn about what animals eat. 

Either way, you will be filling the progression of learning in the Quebec Education Program for the progression:

Living Things: Energy: 1 - Sources of energy for living things. 

Compares the nutrition of domestic animals with that of wild animals.

But even if you are not following the Quebec Education system, I do hope you and your kids or class enjoy this unit! I will be using it with my own kids in the new year and just know they'll love a unit about rabbits!

I also need to mention that this unit has a fun bonus project. Kids will get to choose whether their family would become a wild or domestic rabbit family for a year, and then give a reason why, and describe a favourite activity they would do together. It's a fun way to tie this unit in with some language arts!

I also included a rabbit life cycle poster for kids to colour, as well as cutouts they can use to make their own life cycle page. 

You can download this unit for free by clicking the link under the image below.

Enjoy! If you have any questions please leave me a comment or email

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