Module 6 - Science 2A (RETIRED) - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module you will learn about the homes of animals, about spider webs, and bird nests.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Animal Habitats and Weather crayons or colored pencils
needle & thread (optional)
wooden board (optional)
salt (optional)
flour (optional)
water (optional)
tempura paints (optional)
pen or pencil
2 Spider Webs crayons or colored pencils
2 popsicle sticks
pen or pencil
3 Different Nests for Different Birds crayons or colored pencils
weaving loom and yarn (optional)
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Animal Habitats and Weather
  1. Explore the homes that various animals form.
  2. Make a termite castle.
2 Spider Webs
  1. Observe a spider's home.
  2. Identify characteristics of a spider web.
  3. Make a "God's Eye" craft.
3 Different Nests for Different Birds
  1. Learn about the nests birds make.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
God’s Eye
bird sanctuary

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Animal Habitats and Weather 2 Animal Habitat and Weather Assignment
2 Spider Webs 2 Spider Webs Assignment
3 Different Nests for Different Birds 2 Different Needs for Different Birds Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Animal Habitats and Weather
  1. How do habitats help animals?
Spider Webs
  1. Why do spiders make webs?
Different Nests for Different Birds
  1. Why do birds build nests?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Animal Habitats and Weather Habitats: Home for Living Things
  1. What is a habitat?
  2. What do animals need to survive?
  3. What do animals use for shelter in a forest?
  4. How is a desert habitat different from a forest habitat?
  5. Describe a rain forest habitat.
Spider Webs Spider Webs
  1. What are the different types of spider webs?
  2. What do spiders use their webs for?
  3. How do they make a spider web?
Different Nests for Different Birds Different Nests for Different Birds
  1. Describe the different types of nests birds make and why they build them that way.

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Homes in the Wild: Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live Lita Judge
2 Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats Il Sung Na AD550L
3 Spiders Gail Gibbons 580L
4 I'm Trying to Love Spiders Bethany Barton AD510L
5 Birds Make Nests Michael Garland AD310L
6 We Build Our Homes: Small Stories of Incredible Animal Architects Laura Knowles 700L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Go on a nature walk and search for signs of animal homes, such as spider webs, birds nest, etc. Have your student draw or write about what they found in their science notebook.