In these Hero Elementary activities, children learn about the things that animals and their offspring do that help the young survive. Children observe and gather information from texts and media. They look for patterns and kinds of behavior. What do some animals do to help their offspring survive? What don’t some animals do?
In this interactive lesson, students learn that animals take care of their young in many of the same ways the adults in their lives take care of them. Students watch videos from NATURE and engage in a variety of activities to check for understanding and reinforce learning. First or second-grade students should be able to do the lesson independently or in pairs; younger students and struggling readers may need additional support.