Science: Mammals

Weeks 8 and 9 of school we learned about mammals using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 5. The first week Cameron wasn’t with us because he was being the PE teacher for the day at a local elementary school.

Fritz picked sheep and Adrian picked moose and they wrote factual reports about their animals and then wrote fictional stories starring their animal. They did a great job with them!

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We learned about dog anatomy with a little help from Lola.

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We learned the life cycle of a mouse.

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We watched a YouTube video about echolocation.

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We watched a YouTube video about mammals.

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We did some experiments with Lola and her treats to see if she could learn where they were even if there was something unexpected about the location. She scored 23/27 and definitely demonstrated that she learned from the first to subsequent trials.

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We watched the Naked Mole Rap because why not.

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We sorted animals into categories based on whether they were placental mammals, marsupials, or monotremes.

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We compared Lola’s and Adrian’s respiration rates while at rest and after exercise.

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Fritz, my mom, and I dissected a fetal pig. The other two boys opted out. It was fascinating and super cool.

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