Research Toolkit

Unit 5: Growing and Changing

Big Question: How do animals and plants change as they grow? Research Map Download  

Research Activity

Throughout the unit you will gather information about plants and animals. Choose one animal or plant. Research that topic and then use your notes to create a Life Cycle Booklet for that plant or animal.

Suggested Web Sites for Research

http://animal.discovery.com/guides/atoz/atoz.html

(A guide to the lifecycles of mammals, birds, and amphibians)

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/firstgarden/planning/index.html

(Information on the phases of plant growth)

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/African-elephant

(National Geographic Kid’s Web site about African Elephants. Includes many pictures.)

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/Chimpanzee

(National Geographic Kid’s Web site about chimpanzees. Includes many pictures.)

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kids/animal_profile_jaguar.html (Includes a profile of Orson, a black jaguar, who lives at the San Diego zoo.)

http://www.nps.gov/archive/moja/mojaanjt.htm (The Joshua Tree is a desert plant of California’s Mojave Desert.)