Engage your class in an exciting hands-on experience learning all about turkeys! This Turkeys: 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 turkeys and chickens, animals that can and cannot fly, parts of a turkey, and a turkey’s life cycle. When students are done they can complete a turkey research project. This pack is great for homeschoolers, kids craft activities, and to add to your unit studies!
Inside You Will Find:
-Science Lesson Plans for the week
-Definition Posters – 7 pages
-Turkeys and Chickens Venn Diagram Anchor Chart Pieces – 2 pages
-Turkeys and Chickens PowerPoint – 13 pages
-Turkeys and Chickens Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 13 pages
-Turkeys and Chickens Writing – 1 page
-Turkeys PowerPoint – 12 pages
-Turkeys Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 12 pages
-Life Cycle of a Turkey–12 pages
-Animals That Can and Cannot Fly Sort (with real animal pictures) – 7 pages
-To Fly or Not to Fly Worksheet – 1 page
-Parts of a Turkey Poster – 1 page
-Parts of a Turkey Worksheet – 2 pages
-Turkey Fact Book (2 versions included) – 3 pages
-Turkey Research Project Craftivity – 3 pages
Materials Needed for Turkeys: An Animal Study:
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- vis-a-vie markers
Getting Turkeys: An Animal Study Ready:
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 Turkeys: An Animal Study.
Science Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the week students will be completing science activities about turkeys. They will learn the difference between a turkey and a chicken, a turkeys’s life cycle, parts of a turkey, animals that can and cannot fly, and apply everything they have learned at the end of the week by creating a turkey fact book or turkey research project.
There are six different definition posters to help students better understand key vocabulary words about turkeys.
Turkeys and Chickens PowerPoint and Posters
There is a nine page PowerPoint that describes the similarities and differences between turkeys and chickens. Real pictures are included. If you do not have access to a computer, there are identical posters that you can use instead.
Turkey and Chickens Venn Diagram
As a class, everyone will complete a turkey and chicken Venn Diagram. The pieces to complete this activity are included. Students can complete a turkey and chicken comparison worksheet when finished.
Turkey PowerPoint and Posters
There is a ten page PowerPoint that introduces students to turkeys. Real pictures are included. If you do not have access to a computer, there are identical posters that you can use instead.
Life Cycle of a Turkey
There are five posters that show the life cycle of a turkey. Students can complete a turkey life cycle worksheet after the lesson.
Can Fly and Cannot Fly Sort and Worksheet
Since turkeys can fly, I thought it would be fun to include a sort that talked about animals that can fly and animals that cannot fly. There are 24 real pictures of animals for students to sort according to whether or not they can fly or not fly. Upon completion of the lesson, students can complete a worksheet.
Parts of a Turkey
There is a poster that shows the different parts of a turkey. Upon completion of the lesson, students will complete a worksheet that will require them to label the different parts of a turkey.
Turkey Fact 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 facts about turkeys and illustrate each fact. For students that are unable to write just yet, the five turkey facts are already written and students will simply illustrate each fact.
Turkey Research Project Craftivity
If you would like your students to complete a turkey research project, this craftivity is for you! Students will research a turkey’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, diet, predators, and adaptations. There is also a source page so students can list where they found the information.
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