Module 5-Science 2B (RETIRED) - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn about the dolphin and the field mouse. Students will learn about reptiles. Students will learn about the frog life cycle.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 The Dolphin and the Field Mouse crayons or colored pencils
magazines (optional)
glue (optional)
scissors (optional)
pen or pencil
2 Characteristics of Reptiles crayons and colored pencils
pen or pencil
3 Tadpoles to Frogs crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 The Dolphin and the Field Mouse
  1. Describe the characteristics of the dolphin.
  2. Describe the characteristics of the field mouse.
2 Characteristics of Reptiles
  1. Identify different reptiles.
  2. Match the reptile to its natural habitat.
3 Tadpoles to Frogs
  1. Describe the transformation of a frog from an egg to a tadpole to a full-grown frog.
  2. Explain the stages of the transformation of a tadpole to a frog.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
field mouse

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 The Dolphin and the Field Mouse 1 Dolphin and the Field Mouse Assignment
2 Characteristics of Reptiles 1 Characteristics of Reptiles Assignment
3 Tadpoles to Frogs 1 Tadpoles to Frogs 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
The Dolphin and the Field Mouse
  1. What do you know about dolphins?
  2. What do you know about field mice?
Characteristics of Reptiles
  1. What are the characteristics of reptiles?
Tadpoles to Frogs
  1. What is the life cycle of the frog?

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
The Dolphin and the Field Mouse Dolphins and Whales
  1. Why are dolphins and whales mammals?
  2. What are 5 things you learned about dolphins and whales from this video?
Characteristics of Reptiles Four Groups of Reptiles
  1. What are the Four Main Groups of Reptiles?
  2. What are the characteristics for each group?
Tadpoles to Frogs Amphibian Reproduction and Life Cycles
  1. What is an amphibian?
  2. What do amphibians need in order to reproduce?
  3. What are the stages in a frog life cycle?

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 National Geographic Readers: Dolphins Melissa Stewart NC600L
2 Absolute Expert: Dolphins Jennifer Swanson
3 Homes in the Wild: Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live Lita Judge
4 National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles Blake Hoena IG970L
5 Miles and Miles of Reptiles: All About Reptiles Tish Rabe 570L
6 About Amphibians: A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill AD450L
7 Fredrick the Frog: A Life Cycle Story Ida P Leggett
8 From Tadpole to Frog Wendy Pfeffer

Module Outing:

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

# Outing