Learning about animals, research and writing this week with our FREE Animal Report printable.
We are in the midst of studying endangered animals. Last week, I shared how we were learning about tigers. This week, we are continuing our study by discussing what animals, in general, eat and how they survive in the wild.
We especially are interested in our backyard animals during winter. Here is the information we are learning about animals in winter.
Every winter we participate in the Backyard Bird Count. In addition, we watch the behavior of the deer, foxes, and squirrels in our immediate area. We pay attention to feeding habits, markings, even signs of disease. In the past, we’ve noticed eye issues in birds and big, bare spots on squirrels. Winter is a good time to really watch animals and their behavior since we aren’t outside as much gardening, riding bikes, taking long hikes, or doing yard work.
Once you and your student read the information below, select an animal or two to research. Organize information into a report form using the animal report printable we have created.
The animal report printable below is a great tool for younger learners. They can use it to know what kind of questions they should be answering in an animal report. It will help them dig deeper in their research. Depending on the age, you can have the child answer in complete sentences or just a few lines. Older students can use this form as a start to a larger report or use many of these to record basic information about a larger number of animals.
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Use Our Animal Report Printable with Some of These Resources
- Study birds – over 60 pages of worksheets.
- Tiger information in our Are Tigers Endangered post.
- 70+ Resources for Studying Horses
- Why Is the Rusty Bumble Bee Important – Never heard of this bee? Check it out!
- BBenefits of Insects – With a free printable
I hold a master’s degree in child development and early education and am working on a post-baccalaureate in biology. I spent 15 years working for a biotechnology company developing IT systems in DNA testing laboratories across the US. I taught K4 in a private school, homeschooled my children, and have taught on the mission field in southern Asia. For 4 years, I served on our state’s FIRST Lego League tournament Board and served as the Judging Director. I own thehomeschoolscientist and also write a regular science column for Homeschooling Today Magazine. You’ll also find my writings on the CTCMath blog. Through this site, I have authored over 50 math and science resources.