Thursday, February 19, 2009

Create an Animal

I gave the kids a science assignment this morning. Not only were the finished products humorous, they asked for two more worksheets each to do it again and again. How could I refuse...once their other work is finished, of course.

The assignment was to create a fictional animal utilizing parts of four different animals and tell the purpose for each part. We've done something similar before by cutting out animal parts from pictures in magazines. This time, they drew them from scratch which gave them more freedom since we can't always find all the animals they might want in a magazine.

Here's what they came up with:

Mika created the Teouse. It has the body of a tiger (camouflage), the head of a leopard (eating and camouflage), the tail of a skunk (stink glands for getting away), and the legs of a horse (fast running).

Sammy created the Lirajoucheet. It has the body of a lion (muscle), head of a giraffe (far away seeing), the tail of the kinkajou (hanging), and the legs of a cheetah (fast running). I got a chuckle out of trying to picture a feline with a giraffe's neck hanging upside down in a tree by it's tail.

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The Four Week Vegan said...

How fun! I liked how they combined all the names to name their new animal.