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Animal Hunt: Who Lives
in Our Neighborhood?
DESCRIPTION A good place to begin the study of animals is to
observe the animals that live around the school.

This activity can be implemented as a neighbor-
hood walk or as a series of focused observations
on the playground. Some children may have a
good idea of the animals they may expect to find,
but others may have had limited experiences
outdoors. Teachers should be sure to remind
children to look both above and below eye level.

Some children do not realize that birds and
insects are also animals. Digital photographs
can help children remember the animals they
discovered. UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
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