Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Science

#1728. Animals and Their Offspring

Science, level: Pre-School
Posted Tue Apr 25 11:36:17 PDT 2000 by Zachary Potteiger (
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana
Activity Time: 45 minutes
Concepts Taught: Learn basic concepts of animals and thier offspring

Sample Lesson Plan


Rational Learners Objectives Lesson Activities Notes
Rational: The purpose of this lesson is designed to give students an understanding of animals and their offspring and the characteristics each animal consists of. It is important for students to have a basic understanding of the wildlife surrounding them.


Terminal Performance Objectives:
1. Students will be able to identify difference types of animals they are not familiar with.

2. Students will be able to identify the different offspring of these animals.

3. Students will be able to identify and name several characteristics of different animals.

Enabling Objectives:
1. Children will be able to identify a picture of an animal when held up.

2. Children will be able to name some characteristics of the animal in the picture.

3. When given a worksheet with animals and their offspring randomly placed on it. Students will be able to match the correct animal with it's offspring.

Lesson Activities:
1. Students will be shown a video on animals and their offspring.

2. Students will look through informational books on animals and their offspring.

3. Students will get in groups. Each group will be assigned an animal and it's offspring. The group will draw a picture of the animals and have several characteristics of the animal visible. Then groups will present them to the class.