K-3 Grades - All About The Pinacate Beetle

Grade Level: K-3

Lesson Developer: Hannah Blangiardo

Lesson Plan Title: All About The Pinacate Beetle

Concept/ Topic To Teach: Learn about the Pinacate Beetle

Standards Addressed:

Visual Arts
Strand 1: Create
Concept 1: Creative Process
PO 203. Develop plans for his or her own artwork , (e.g., sketches, models, and notes).

Strand 1: Creativity and Innovation
Concept 4: Original Works
PO 1: Use digital creativity tools to create original works.

Strand 4: Life Science
Concept 3: Organisms and Environments
PO 1. Identify some plants and animals that exist in the local environment.

General Goal(s): To learn all about the Pinacate Beetle.

Specific Objectives: Learn where the Pinacate Beetle lives, what they eat, how they look, how they reproduce, and a fun fact about them. Be able to do their specific activity according to their grade level by either drawing, writing, or using PowerPoint.

Required Materials: A computer, the Internet, paper, crayons, PowerPoint

Anticipatory Set (Lead-In): The Xtranormal video will lead into what we are going to be talking about with the Pinacate Beetle and catch the children’s attention.

Step-By-Step Procedures:

1.) Watch the Xtranormal video
2.) Look at the picture that is provided
3.) Read by yourself or with an adult all about the Pinacate Beetle
4.) Review the facts about the Pinacate Beetle with an adult
5.) Take the quiz that is provided
6.) Do which ever activity applies to your grade level

Plan For Independent Practice:

- Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set): Discuss what you have learned about the Pinacate Beetle and show everyone your activity you did!

- Assessment Based On Objectives: Make sure they did well on the quiz, have them talk about the Pinacate Beetle and see how well they know it, and see how they did on their activity.

- Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities): Have an adult read the text aloud for them and help them do the quiz and activity.

- Extensions (For Gifted Students): Have an adult read the text aloud and hold up pictures of different animals and have the student pick which animal is the Pinacate Beetle instead of drawing it. For the quiz, ask the questions out loud and do yes or no questions instead of multiple choice.

- Possible Connections To Other Subjects: This activity would relate to science because they are learning about wild life, technology would relate because they are making a PowerPoint, and art would relate because they are drawing pictures of the Pinacate Beetle.