Animals from Seven Countries: Science Course

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0 Course Introduction 03:39

This Course Includes: • 36 VIDEO LESSONS • 78 WORKSHEETS • 36 VIDEO WORKSHEET REVIEW LESSONS • 36 SLIDE SHOW LESSON REVIEW PDFs • 36 ONLINE QUIZZES AND EXAMS • 9 QUIZ/EXAM/ANSWER REVIEW SHEETS • 36 WRITING ASSIGNMENTS • WRITING ASSESSMENT RUBRIC • AN ANIMAL HABITATS CHART • PICTURE DISCUSSION CHARTS • A FINAL PROJECT WITH 3 OPTIONS, AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT RUBRIC • A FINAL ONLINE TEST FOR 2ND-3RD GRADES • A PDF CHALLENGE FINAL EXAM FOR 3RD-4TH GRADES • A PDF ANSWER SHEET TO THE CHALLENGE FINAL EXAM FOR 3RD-4TH GRADES

1 Lesson 1: Overview and Definitions 13:38

Why do plants and animals only live in certain habitats? Overview of the 7 countries we will virtually visit, and the animals we will learn about. Learn what mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians are. Overview of the 5 climate types.

2 Lesson 1: Vocabulary Definitions Worksheet Review 02:42

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

3 Lesson 2: Plant or Animal 12:01

Investigate differences between plants and animals. Learn what they need to survive. Learn how each habitat has many different kinds of plants and animals. See that roots and leaves look different on different plants.

4 Lesson 2: Plant or Animal Worksheet Review 03:15

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

5 Lesson 3: Wisconsin Forest Habitats 10:22

Learn: What a temperate forest is. Where you can find temperate forests. A map identifies key features of a place. A map key identifies what the symbols on a map mean.

6 Lesson 3: Wisconsin Forest Habitats Review 05:25

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

7 Lesson 4: Climate in Wisconsin and the Squirrel 10:00

Learn the climate in Wisconsin. Evaluate the relationship between animals and the place they live in. Distinguish unique features of squirrels. Evaluate why squirrels thrive in Wisconsin temperate forests.

8 Lesson 4: Climate in Wisconsin and the Squirrel Review 04:13

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

9 Lesson 5: Plant and Animal Habitats in Brazil 10:53

This lesson introduces students to where South America and Brazil are, climates in Brazil, and different habitats in Brazil.

10 Lesson 5: Plant and Animal Habitats in Brazil Review 03:18

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

11 Lesson 6: The Golden Lion Tamarin 10:00

Discover a special animal found in Brazilian rainforests. Investigate tropical climates and habitats.

12 Lesson 6: The Golden Lion Tamarin Review 03:18

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

13 Lesson 7: Why the Golden Lion Tamarin Lives in Brazil 10:00

Evaluate the relationship between the Golden Lion Tamarin, and Where it Lives in Brazil.

13 Lesson 7: Why the Golden Lion Tamarin Lives in Brazil Review 04:24

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

14 Lesson 8: Brazilian Rainforests vs. Wisconsin Temperate Forests 10:00

Compare the diversity of life in Brazilian rainforests with that in Wisconsin temperate forests.

15 Lesson 8: Brazilian Rainforests vs. Wisconsin Temperate Forests Review 04:15

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

16 Lesson 9: Australia: What's the Climate? 12:11

Where Oceania and Australia are. Different kinds of habitats, land, and bodies of water in Australia. About climates in Australia.

17 Lesson 9: Australia: What's the Climate? Review 02:33

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

18 Lesson 10: The Koala and Australian Climates 10:51

Discover a special animal found in Australian temperate forests. Investigate oceanic climates and habitats.

19 Lesson 10: The Koala and Australian Climates Review 03:04

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

20 Lesson 11: Why the Koala lives in temperate forests in Australia 12:19

Evaluate the relationship between the koala, and where it lives in the eucalypt forests of Australia.

21 Lesson 11: Why the Koala lives in temperate forests in Australia Review 04:52

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

22 Lesson 12: Comparing Flora and Fauna Between Forests 12:33

Compare the diversity of life in Australian temperate forests, with that of Brazilian rainforests, and Wisconsin temperate forests.

23 Lesson 12: Comparing Flora and Fauna Between Forests Review 04:21

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

24 Lesson 13: China, the Central Kingdom 12:33

Where Asia and China are. Different kinds of habitats, land, and bodies of water in China. About climates in China.

25 Lesson 13: China, the Central Kingdom Review 03:12

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

26 Lesson 14: Pandas Like it Cool 12:03

Discover a special animal found in China’s bamboo temperate forests. Investigate China’s climates and habitats.

27 Lesson 14: Pandas Like it Cool Review 03:51

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

28 Lesson 15: Bamboo Munchers 11:29

Evaluate the relationship between the panda, and where it lives in the bamboo forests of China.

29 Lesson 15: Bamboo Munchers Review 02:09

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

30 Lesson 16: Comparing Temperate Forests 11:11

Compare the diversity of life in China’s bamboo temperate forests with that of Australian temperate forests, and Wisconsin temperate forests.

31 Lesson 16: Comparing Temperate Forests Review 03:59

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

32 Lesson 17: Cambodia 10:00

Where Cambodia is located. What water habitats are like. About the climate in Cambodia.

33 Lesson 17: Cambodia Review 04:51

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

34 Lesson 18: Siamese Fighting Fish 10:40

Discover a special animal found in Cambodia. Investigate the relationship between Cambodia’s tropical climate and its water habitats.

35 Lesson 18: Siamese Fighting Fish Review 03:53

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

36 Lesson 19: Why the Siamese Fighting Fish Lives in Cambodia 10:48

Evaluate the relationship between the Siamese Fighting Fish, and where it lives in the Cambodian tropical climate with its seasonal changes.

37 Lesson 19: Why the Siamese Fighting Fish Lives in Cambodia Review 06:21

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

38 Lesson 20: Comparing Water Habitats 12:22

Compare the diversity of life in Cambodia’s water habitats in the tropical Mekong River with that in Brazilian rainforests, in the tropical Amazon River.

39 Lesson 20: Comparing Water Habitats Review 04:44

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

40 Lesson 21: Haiti 10:36

Where Haiti is located. What an island is. What the forests are like in Haiti. About the climate in Haiti.

41 Lesson 21: Haiti Review 04:01

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

42 Lesson 22: The Flying Squirrel 10:00

Discover a special animal found in Haiti. Investigate the relationship between Haiti’s tropical climate and this animal’s habitat.

43 Lesson 22: The Flying Squirrel Review 03:58

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

44 Lesson 23: Why the Flying Squirrel Can Live in Haiti 11:15

Evaluate the relationship between the Flying Squirrel, and where it lives in the Haitian tropical climate with its seasonal changes.

45 Lesson 23: Why the Flying Squirrel Can Live in Haiti Review 03:53

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

46 Lesson 24: Comparing Tropical Areas 10:00

Compare the diversity of life in the tropical island of Haiti in North America, with Cambodia’s tropical habitats in Asia.

47 Lesson 24: Comparing Tropical Areas Review 05:08

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

48 Lesson 25: Tropical Indonesia 10:10

Where Indonesia is located. That a nation may be made up of many islands. What the forests are like in Indonesia. About the climate in Indonesia.

49 Lesson 25: Tropical Indonesia Review 03:46

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

50 Lesson 26: The Sumatran Tiger 13:08

Discover a special animal found in Indonesia. Investigate the relationship between Indonesia’s tropical climate and this animal’s habitat.

51 Lesson 26: The Sumatran Tiger Review 02:54

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

52 Lesson 27: Why the Sumatran Tiger Can Live in Indonesia 11:29

Evaluate the relationship between the Sumatran Tiger, and where it lives in the Indonesian tropical climate with its seasonal changes.

53 Lesson 27: Why the Sumatran Tiger Can Live in Indonesia Review 06:20

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

54 Lesson 28: Two Island Nations, Indonesia vs. Haiti 12:02

Compare the diversity of life in the tropical islands of Indonesia with the tropical island of Haiti.

55 Lesson 28: Two Island Nations, Indonesia vs. Haiti Review 03:09

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

56 Lesson 29: The UAE and Dry, Desert Climates 11:34

Where the United Arab Emirates is located. That a nation may create new land out of sand. What the habitats are like in the UAE. About the climate in the UAE.

57 Lesson 29: The UAE and Dry, Desert Climates Review 04:12

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

58 Lesson 30: Camels are made for the Desert 10:10

Discover a special animal found in the UAE. Investigate the relationship between the UAE’s desert climate and this animal’s habitat.

59 Lesson 30: Camels are made for the Desert Review 01:55

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

60 Lesson 31: Why Camels Thrive in the UAE 10:33

Evaluate the relationship between the camel, and where it lives in the U.A.E. desert climate.

61 Lesson 31: Why Camels Thrive in the UAE Review 02:15

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

62 Lesson 32: The diversity of life in the UAE vs. Indonesia 14:13

Compare the diversity of life in the deserts of the UAE with the tropical islands of Indonesia.

63 Lesson 32: The diversity of life in the UAE vs. Indonesia Review 03:19

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

65 Lesson 33: The Deserts of Arizona 11:39

Virtually travel back to the USA, and see where Arizona is located. What the habitats are like in Arizona, including four deserts, mountains, grassland, forest. About the climate in Arizona.

66 Lesson 33: The Deserts of Arizona Review 03:06

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

67 Lesson 34: The Gila Monster 10:07

Discover a special animal found in Arizona. Investigate the relationship between Arizona’s desert climate and this animal’s habitat.

68 Lesson 34: The Gila Monster Review 02:18

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

69 Lesson 35: Arizona Deserts vs. the Arabian Desert 12:05

Evaluate the relationship between the Gila Monster, and where it lives in Arizona’s desert climate. Compare the flora and fauna of Arizona's Sonoran Desert with that in the Arabian Desert in the United Arab Emirates.

70 Lesson 35: Arizona Deserts vs. the Arabian Desert Review 02:46

Video: A video lecture where I 1. review the exercise or worksheet and provide the correct answers 2. provide a writing lesson and answers to yesterday's writing assignment. Document: You may review the lesson's slide show under "documents".

71 Lesson 36: Continents and Climates Review 14:41

Look back on the seven continents, five climates, and the nine animals and where they live. Remember about the countries we studied, and their places in the world.

Course Overview

This second-fourth grade Science Class meets Common Core expectations. It covers numerous concepts that your elementary school-aged child is expected to know for Science, such as about plants, animals, ecosystems, the diversity of life in different habitats, plate tectonics, the roles of water, using maps, etc. Besides being a Science Class, this class is also a Social Studies Class. Your child will learn not only about 9 unique animals, their habitats, and the climates they live in, but also glean understandings about countries, continents, and cultures around the world. The Lesson Review Videos provide bonus Writing Lessons. Your child will gain practice with writing good answers to Science or Social Studies questions. This is a vital skill your child will need in middle school, high school, and beyond. 

This Course Includes:

  • 36 video lessons
  • 78 worksheets
  • 36 worksheet review lessons (I explain step by step how to get the right answers, and model how to write a good response to the lesson worksheets)
  • 36 slide show lesson review pdfs
  • 36 online quizzes and exams
  • 9 quiz/exam/answer review sheets (1 for each animal/area of the world studied)
  • 36 writing assignments
  • Writing assessment rubric (for parent or student use, plus 36 video review lessons modeling how to write the correct answer for each of the 36 lessons)
  • An animal habitats chart
  • Picture discussion charts (for students to discuss, or think about to themselves)
  • A final project with 3 options, and performance assessment rubric
  • A final online test for second-third grades
  • A pdf challenge final exam for third-fourth grades
  • A pdf answer sheet to the challenge final exam for third-fourth grades

Course Goals

After taking this course, students will know: 

  •          There are 7 continents, and what they are.
  •          Some animals are unique to certain countries or continents, and why.
  •          What animal habitats are.
  •          What are important features of an animal (structural or behavioral) that enable it to survive.
  •          How what an animal eats is related to where it lives (or vice versa).
  •          What are the 5 main world climates.
  •          Unique foliage and types of forests in various countries.

Students will be able to:

  •           Name the 7 continents and locate them on a world map.
  •           Describe structures and behaviors unique to 9 different animals.
  •           Draw animals that come from 7 distinct countries, plus 2 from habitats in the USA.
  •           Choose from an assortment of performance tasks and demonstrate knowledge as an end of unit assessment.
  •           Take a multiple choice test on habitats and geography.
  •           Explain why certain, unique animals can live in certain environments.
  •           Explain why the world has 5 main climate regions and varying plant habitats.
  •           Rephrase questions to write a good answer to a science question that goes beyond a 1 or 2 word response.

 

Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for second through fourth graders. Younger students could listen in and learn, but the learning assessments are geared for second through fourth grades. Middle schoolers may also find the concepts descibed in the lessons interesting, as they learn exciting facts about countries around the world, and how and why the vegetation and climates differ.

COURSE TOPICS

Unit 1 .  Wisconsin and the Squirrel

Lessons

Overview and Definitions

Plant or Animal

Wisconsin Forest Habitats

Climate in Wisconsin and the Squirrel

Unit 2 . Brazil and the Golden Lion Tamarin

Lessons

Plant and Animal Habitats in Brazil

The Golden Lion Tamarin

Why the Golden Lion Tamarin Lives in Brazil

Brazilian Rainforests vs. Wisconsin Temperate Forests Review

Unit 3 .  Australia and the Koala

Lessons

Australia: What's the Climate?

The Koala and Australian Climates

Why the Koala lives in temperate forests in Australia

Comparing Flora and Fauna Between Forests

Unit 4 . China and the Panda Bear

Lessons:

China, the Central Kingdom

Pandas Like it Cool

Bamboo Munchers

Comparing Temperate Forests

Unit 5 . Cambodia and the Siamese Fighting Fish

Lessons

Cambodia

Siamese Fighting Fish

Why the Siamese Fighting Fish Lives in Cambodia

Comparing Water Habitats

Unit 6 . Haiti and the Flying Squirrel

Lessons

Haiti

The Flying Squirrel

Why the Flying Squirrel Can Live in Haiti

Comparing Tropical Areas

Unit 7 . Indonesia and the Sumatran Tiger

Lessons

Tropical Indonesia

The Sumatran Tiger

Why the Sumatran Tiger Can Live in Indonesia

Two Island Nations, Indonesia vs. Haiti

Unit 8 .  The United Arab Emirates and the Camel

Lessons

The UAE and Dry, Desert Climates

Camels are made for the Desert

Why Camels Thrive in the UAE

The diversity of life in the UAE vs. Indonesia

Unit 9 . Arizona and the Gila Monster

Lessons:

The Deserts of Arizona

The Gila Monster

Arizona Deserts vs. the Arabian Desert Review

Continents and Climates Review

 

 

  • Teacher: Amy
  • Areas of expertise: Science, Math, ELA
  • Education: Masters of Education, TESOL from Sydney University, Double majors in English Literature and East Asian Studies from UW Madison
  • Interests: Reading, Cycling, Hiking, Baking
  • Skills: I speak English, Standard Chinese, and Portuguese
  • Associations: Certified to teach K-6th grades in the State of Wisconsin; ASCD
  • Issues I care about: The environment, children

Amy is licensed as an elementary teacher of K4-6th grades in Wisconsin. She was previously licensed to teach English as a Second Language in the State of Vermont, for grades K-12. She earned a Masters of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language and majored in East Asian Studies and English Literature at UW Madison, Wisconsin. Amy has taught children in multiple grades, including 2nd grade and 6th grade in the USA. She also has taught English as a Second Language to adults from many language backgrounds, including teaching in China and Australia. In her spare time Amy enjoys reading, cycling, and hiking in nature with her family.

Test Preparation Document

Test Preparation Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Lesson 1, Vocabulary Answer Key

Vocabulary Exercise Answer Key for the Unit Overview Lesson

Lesson 2, Wisconsin Answer Key Video

This is a quick video for lesson 2, for assessing the plant and animal analysis game.

Lesson 3, Wisconsin Forest Habitats Answer Key

This has some help with assessing the writing, if grades are desired. Also, in all of the Lesson Review Videos I go through model answers, and teach step by step how to write them. Students can self-correct using the review videos, and learn from them.

Lesson 4, Climate in Wisconsin and the Squirrel Answer Key

Answer Key for Lesson 4 Writing Assessment

Lessons 5-8, Brazil Tests Answer Key

This gives the answers to the week's summary quiz on Brazil and tropical rainforests, and climates.

Lessons 9-12, Australia Tests Answer Key

Find the answers to the "daily review check" tests at the end of Week 3 lessons, for Australia.

Lessons 13-16, China Tests Answer Key

This goes over the answers for all the daily "lesson review check" tests. I explain why answers were correct, and why other ones were not, providing a good review of the whole week for the child, and explanations.

Lessons 17-20, Cambodia Tests Answer Key

These resources are the answer key for the weekly lesson review tests. I include a video where I explain which answer was correct, and why.

Lessons 21-24, Haiti Tests Answer Key

Find the answers to the weeks daily review check quizzes.

Lessons 25-28, Indonesia Tests Answer Key

Find the answers to the week's daily lesson check tests.

Lessons 29-32, United Arab Emirates Tests Answer Key

This has the answers to the week's daily review check tests.

Lessons 33-36, Arizona Tests Answer Key

This has answers to the weekly review tests and one of three options for a final test (for Lesson 36). This is found under "tests". A longer, challenge exam is also provided (under Lesson 36 documents), but that one may need a parent to read the questions aloud. The final project also has choices where the student can show what they learned. The writing/performance rubric can be used to assess the final project (attached).

Lesson 36 and Beyond, Final Project Plans, and Final Exam Answer Key

Final Project: Great for an extra final assessment, and fun! A video going over the answers on the final challenge exam, and providing model answers to the two essay questions. Final Challenge Exam Answer Key.
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