Mammal Form and Function Chart

MATERIALS NEEDED:
  • Reproduced chart form paper for each student (on 8 1/2 by 11 paper)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Marking pens and rulers
  • Library books that describe the form and function of the various parts of the dolphins and whales
  • STEPS TO FOLLOW:

    one Discuss together as a class the form and functions of the various parts of the dolphins and whales. The library books and information from the Teacher Text in this lesson plan will give guidance about the facts of the dolphins and whales.

    two Hand out the chart form paper to each student.

    three Have the students label across the top of the chart from left to right: Part, Form, and Function.

    four Have the students label down the chart on the left hand side: Mouth, Body, Tail and Coloration. The top left hand side of the chart will already be labeled Part.

    five Have the students in the Form column draw pictures of the mouth, body, tail and coloration of the dolphins and whales in the appropriate boxes. Tell the students that they can use their 'creative license' in drawing the parts.

    six Have the students in the Function column describe how the parts of the dolphins and whales function. Ask them to use short phrases to describe the functions of the parts of the dolphins and whales. Not all information has to be included; just the highlights.

    seven Place finished work on a bulletin board in the classroom for the students and parents to admire the work.


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