Engage your class in an exciting hands-on experience learning all about groundhogs! This Groundhog: An Animal Study is perfect for science in Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and packed full of inviting science activities.
Students will learn about the difference between groundhogs and beavers, mammals, parts of a groundhog, and a groundhog can, have, are craftivity. When students are done they can complete a groundhog research project. This pack is great for homeschoolers, kids craft activities, and to add to your unit studies!
Groundhog Facts Animal Study
To get started teaching your kids about these groundhog facts, you’ll want to understand what is included in this great set. This animal study is a great place to begin. Check out our list below and tips for how to begin with your fun unit study on reindeer. This is an ideal project to work with your children in the classroom or at home during the holiday season.
Inside The Groundhog Facts Animal Study You Will Find:
-Science Lesson Plans for the week
-Definition Posters – 7 pages
-Groundhog and Beaver Venn Diagram Anchor Chart Pieces – 2 pages
-Groundhog and Beaver PowerPoint – 14 pages
-Groundhog and Beaver Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 14 pages
-Groundhog and Beaver Writing and Venn Diagram Worksheet – 2 pages
-Groundhog PowerPoint – 19 pages
-Groundhog Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 19 pages
-Can, Have, Are Craftivity –3 pages
-Am I a Mammal Sort Posters – 5 pages
-Am I a Mammal Sort (with real animal pictures) – 7 pages
-Am I a Mammal Worksheet – 1 page
-Parts of a Groundhog Poster – 1 page
-Parts of a Groundhog Worksheet – 2 pages
-Groundhog Fact Book (2 versions included) – 3 pages
-Groundhog Research Project Craftivity – 3 pages
Materials Needed for Groundhog Facts Animal Study:
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- vis-a-vie markers
How To Prepare Your Groundhog Facts Animal Study
This particular resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers, therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a quick rundown of each component in the Groundhog Facts: An Animal Study.
Science Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the week students will be completing science activities about groundhogs. They will learn the difference between a groundhog and a beaver, a “can, have, are” craftivity, parts of a groundhog, animals that are mammals and animals that are not, and then apply everything they have learned at the end of the week by creating a groundhog fact book or groundhog research project.
There are seven different definition posters to help students better understand key vocabulary words about groundhogs.
Groundhogs and Beavers PowerPoint and Posters
There is a twelve page PowerPoint that describes the similarities and differences between groundhogs and beavers. Real pictures are included. If you do not have access to a computer, there are identical posters that you can use instead.
Groundhogs and Beavers Venn Diagram
As a class, everyone will complete a groundhog and beaver Venn Diagram. The pieces to complete this activity are included. Students can complete a groundhog and beaver comparison worksheet when finished. There is also a Venn Diagram worksheet included for students to complete.
Groundhog Facts PowerPoint and Posters
There is a fifteen page PowerPoint that introduces students to groundhogs in this animal study. Real pictures are included. If you do not have access to a computer, there are identical posters that you can use instead.
Can, Have, Are Groundhog Craftivity
There are two different versions of the worksheet for students to complete, depending on your students’ ages. There is also a template for students to color and cut out for the craft part of this activity.
Am I a Mammal? Sort and Worksheet
Since groundhogs are mammals, I thought it would be fun to include a sort that talked about which animals are mammals and which ones are not. There are 24 real pictures of animals for students to sort according to whether or not they migrate or do not migrate. Upon completion of the lesson, students can complete a worksheet.
Parts of a Groundhog Animal Study
There is a poster that shows the different parts of a groundhog. Upon completion of the lesson, students will complete a worksheet that will require them to label the different parts of a groundhog.
Groundhog Animal Study Facts Book
This is perfect for younger students that are not quite ready for a research project. This craftivity has students apply everything that they have learned during the week. They will write five groundhog facts and illustrate each fact. For students that are unable to write just yet, the five groundhog facts are already written and students will simply illustrate each fact.
Groundhog Research Project Craftivity
If you would like your students to complete a groundhog research project, this craftivity is for you! Students will research a groundhog’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, diet, predators, and adaptations. There is also a source page so students can list where they found the information. This animal study has something for everyone in your classroom, and is a complete kit to really work their minds in all areas.
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This is a great animal study for Groundhogs and other creatures that will fit ideally into your classroom in January and February. Don’t hesitate to take a look at all of our other great animal study guides and ideas in the links below!