Review: Animals and Their Homes is a primary grades unit about investigations of habitats. It does not require keeping animals in the classroom, except for suggestions of a "bottle biology" approach to insect collections. Record keeping, art and outdoor observations are all described. Activities include: Wet or Dry?, Cool or Warm?, Alike and Different. (84 pages)
Other Information: Animals and Their Homes ($11.95 plus shipping) is available from Cuisenaire-Dale Seymour, PO Box 5056, White plains, NY 10602. Call 800-872-1100.
How can drama be an integrated part of teaching science concepts in the classroom? When approaching the theme of "Animals and Their Habitats," my colleagues and I began to discuss what we could do to provide an open-ended activity that would allow children to incorporate the information they learned about animals from other parts of their day. The drama area seemed the most logical place.