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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - Why do Baby Animals Look so Cute? (First Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the and watch the video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. 🗣 Talk to your family member about what you learned about baby animals and the scientist Konrad Lorenz. What pattern did Lorenz notice about baby animals? Do you agree? How do you feel when you see baby animals? 3. Tap the add button. 4. Tap the drawing tool to draw one of your favorite baby animals. 5. Tap the label tool to label all the parts of the animal that make it cute, according to Lorenz. 6. Tap the mic to share about your animal and what you love about it. 7. Tap the check to save Family Extensions: - Look for baby animals outside and observe them to see if they too have the same adorable features. - Ask your family for pictures of you as a baby - what do you notice about how you looked? - If you have baby videos of people from your family, watch them together and discuss what made you all so cute!

1st Grade, Kindergarten, Science, Home Learning
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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.