Comparing Plants and Animals

education comparing plants and animals primary grades

Program Overview

Students will explore the characteristics of plants and animals, and what different needs they have to survive. Add on a visit to our hiwus Feasthouse for a special presentation by our First Nations elder, Kwel-a-a-nexw, and a traditional perspective on the local flora and fauna.

Field Experience – Outdoor “classrooms” will be utilized whenever possible to explore local habitat in person

Through cooperative activities and the use of artifacts, students will explore the characteristics of plants and animals in the local mountain environment and determine how they have different needs, and how some of their needs are similar. A review of the terms same, different, see, hear, taste, smell, colour, plant, and animal.

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