Introduction to First Grade Life Science Baby Animals

This First Grade Life Science Baby Animals lesson teaches students all about the adaptations baby animals and their parents have for survival.  The lesson includes a baby animal charades game as well as an introductory Power Point all about baby animal adaptations.

-Next Generation Science Standards* 1-LS-2 and 1-LS3-1


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Materials List for First Grade Life Science Baby Animals

-Internet access
-Animal cards from lesson

Step 1: Download the First Grade Life Science Baby Animal Lesson from Teachers Pay Teachers and complete the scavenger hunt worksheet

Here is a sample page from our scavenger hunt worksheet for this lesson:


Step 2: Complete the Spot the Difference! activity

This activity can be completed using the Power Point provided with the lesson.

Step 3: Complete the Animal Charades game

This charades game requires students to match up the baby animal adaptations for survival with their parents.  The game has enough cards for an entire class to play.  Once the role is guessed by the class, the corresponding baby or parent will come up and act out their surivival role as well.

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baby_animal6  baby_animal5


Step 4: Complete the assessment from the

First Grade Life Science Baby Animal Lesson

The lesson comes with a quick assessment so that you can be sure the students met the NGSS* objectives.

Step 5: Complete the bonus matching game!

You can also use the cards to play a fun matching game!

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NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

*”Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”