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Author

PBS Kids

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd

Subjects

Science, Biology

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Nature Sights and Sounds

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Synopsis
  • In this interactive activity, students get to choose animal, weather, and character stickers in different settings to make a scene. Many of the stickers add sounds (e.g., a chirping bird, the sound of rain) to the scene as well. 
  • As students add stickers to the scene, the narrator asks questions and provides facts about the sights and sounds associated with the sticker. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Students will enjoy this colorful interactive activity. 
  • This resource is simple and easy to use. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The instructions are given when students first load the game, but if students refresh the game or start over, the instructions may not play again. Teachers may want to present the activity to the class so that there is no confusion.

Differentiation

  • Teachers can extend this activity by having students discuss the climates, animals, and plants they are likely to find in each of the settings. Students could also try to find things in nature that match elements in the activity.
  • Cross-curricular connections can be made with language arts classes, where this activity could be used as a storytelling device. Students could pick different backgrounds, characters, and animals to tell their own stories.
  • Some related resources include this nature show and tell activity, this nature journal project, and this video on the cycle of matter in ecosystems. 
Scientist Notes
This game is interactive and suitable for students to understand the different ecological systems and potential stressors through sight and sound. This is recommended.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
    • LS1: Structures and Processes
      • K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
    • LS4: Biological Evolution
      • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.K.4 With guidance and support, describe familiar people, places, things, and events.
      • SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
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