1. Research and Creativity Project
Students research an ecosystem and choose an animal. Students identify the structural adaptations of the animal and the functions of each structure. Create a bulletin board and allow students to learn about other animals and their environments. Identify similarities and differences. My 4th grade team did this activity. Each class chose an ecosystem and created a bulletin board.
Science read alouds are amazing opportunities for discussion. I have lots of favorites, but here are two. I wrote posts for each of these winter-themed books that include ideas and free printables.