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Endreny, Anna – Science and Children, 2006
Crayfish, also known as "crawfish" or "crawdads," are easy to keep in the classroom, and with patience and luck, students will observe the complete life cycle of the crayfish. They will also learn about aquatic animals and habitats and get to conduct inquiry experiments about animal behavior. This article describes how a third-grade teacher used…
Descriptors: Animals, Animal Behavior, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Milson, James L. – Science and Children, 1984
Suggests various observations that can be made while at a zoo, including behavior of animals, adaptations to special environments, locomotion, food type, and physical characteristics. Provides a sample data sheet for animal observations, citing the usefulness of organized observation. (JM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biology, Elementary Education
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Van Deusen, Roswell D. – Science and Children, 1972
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animal Facilities, Animal Husbandry, Animals
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McDonald, Charlotte J. – Science and Children, 1987
Provides suggestions for activities that focus on earthworms. Includes observational exercises on earthworms' reactions to light and touch. (ML)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biology, Elementary Education