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Wildlife Lesson Plans (K-5)

Keywords: animal groups, habitat; Prepared by: Beth Wilson, Moshannon Valley Elementary School; Grade Level: Kindergarten through third grade; Total Time for Lesson: two 45-minute periods; Setting: indoor classroom

Keywords: bird, habitat, nest, American goldfinch, American robin, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, song sparrow; Prepared by: JoAnne Venturino, first grade teacher, Our Lady of Victory School, State College, PA; Grade Levels: first and second grades; Time Required: 45 minutes; Setting: classroom; Subjects: science, reading comprehension, and writing; Topic: bird habitats

Keywords: mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish, and vertebrate; Lesson Plan Grade Level: second grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 30 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: species, habitat, shelter, food, space, home range, territory; Lesson Plan Grade Level: second grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 90 minutes; Setting: classroom and playground

Keywords: hunting, population, white-tailed deer; Grade Level: third and fourth grades; Total Time Required for Lesson: 90 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: habitat, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, Venn diagram; Grade Level: fourth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 30-40 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: wildlife, habitat, research; Grade Level: fourth through sixth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 4-5 45 minute lessons; Setting: classroom

Keywords: adaptation, camouflage, predators, and prey; Lesson Plan Grade Level: fifth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 50 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: populations, biosphere, communities, ecosystems; Grade Level: fifth through eighth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 3 days; Setting: classroom

Keywords: succession, research, ecosystem, habitat; Grade Level: fifth through eighth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 60 minutes, or two 30-minute lessons; Setting: classroom

Keywords: metamorphosis, milkweed, migration, journey; Grade Levels: 2-3; Time: 45 minutes; Setting: Introduction in Classroom and the Activity is a Journey outside across an open space in school yard

Keywords: Mammal, Lifespan, Habitat, Environment, Predators, Offspring; Grade Level: 3; Total Time Required: Four forty minute classes; Setting: Classroom, Library, and Computer Lab

Keywords: native species; Lesson Grade: 4th; Time Required: 30-40 minutes; Setting: classroom and computer room

Keywords: Habitat, Ornithology, Recreation; Grade Level: 4th; Total Time Required: 43 minutes over 1-2 classes; Setting: Classroom, Nature Trail-Outdoors

Keywords: White-Tailed Deer, Balance, Biodiversity; Lesson Plan Grade Level: 2nd Grade; Total Time Required: One Hour; Setting: Outside area, preferably in grass