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					                Concept Attainment
                               Presented By:
                   Brian Deborah Donna Lynne and Susan

Objective: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify common
mammals with 100% accuracy.

This lesson is suitable for kindergarten or first grades.

It may also be used for English language learners in the lower stages of
English acquisition or as an introduction to the concept attainment model.

Lesson Extensions For Older Students Include further categorization of
mammals:
        by habitat
        if carnivorous or herbivorous
        if California/non-California native species
What’s My
 Rule?
 +
Dog
 -
Shark
  +
Horse
 -
Fish
 +
Lion
   -
Octopus
+   -
 +
Tiger
  -
Bird
  +
Monkey
    -
Butterfly
 +
Bear
   -
Iguana
+   -
What Is My Rule?




       +
           Activity
    There are animal pictures
posted around the room. Each
of you will collect 2 cards, one
+ and one -. Then come back to
the group. You will then report
which of your cards fit our rule
and why?
These animals have hair, are
warm- blooded and feed their
        babies milk.




 They are called…
Mammals
                          Activity
Draw a picture of a mammal in its natural
environment. Write its name and a
sentence telling why it fits our rule. If you
need help, there are many animal books in
our library or visit the websites below.

  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html
  http://www.saczoo.com
  http://www.sfzoo.org
  http://www.sandiegozoo.org
  http://library.thinkquest.org/11922/
                      Extensions
1) With website to investigate more:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html
is a picture dictionary. It contains more than mammals. Kids
identify the mammals.
2) Poll the class about the types of animals they have in their homes.
Bring pictures of their pets. Put them on a + / - chart for Mammals.
3) Similar Power Point presentations identifying characteristics of
reptiles, birds and fish.
4) Discovery Museum - Outreach programs "Animal Science II"
Animal Classification using live animals. differences and similarities.
5) Visit by Sac. Zoo docent in preparation for the culminating trip.


Culmination:
Field trip to the Sacramento Zoo - with docent tour. Classify and
Record the animals on a chart. Or take digital pictures of animals
for the
classification chart at school.
                         Standards?
Ca. State Life Science Standard - Kindergarten
Different types of plants and animals inhabit the earth. As a basis for
understanding this concept:
          a. Students know how to observe and describe similarities and
          differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and animals (e.g.,
          seed-bearing plants, birds, fish, insects).




Ca. State Life Science Standard - Grade 1
Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways. As a basis for
understanding this concept:
         a. Students know different plants and animals inhabit different
         kinds of environments and have external features that help them
          thrive in different kinds of places.
                  THE END
References:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html
http://cstl.semo.edu/parette/homepage/word/concept%20attainment.doc
http://www.msu.edu/~brackxge/NewPres/
http://curriculumfutures.org/instruction/a02-05.htm
lhttp://www.borg.com/~svcselem/sauquoit/teacher/concept.htm
http://ivc.uidaho.edu/mod/models/bruner/
http://www.borg.com/~svcselem/sauquoit/teacher/concept.htm
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/grade2/Trans_Cards.html
http://www.ascd.org/readingroom/books/calhoun1999/appendix_2.html
http://busboy.sped.ukans.edu/~lessondb/ca.shtml

				
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