1. Program begins with introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park and the NPS emblem.
2. Ranger introduces some of the animals of Rocky with a video.
3. Then ranger introduces the game of voting on whether animals shown are parents or offspring and class decides on voting gestures.
4. Together the group goes through the 5 animals noting characteristics they posses.
5. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
1. Differentiate between parent and offspring of various animals.
2. Identify adaptations that help animals survive in Rocky.
3. Recognize that animals in different environments require different adaptations and characteristics.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1 -- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.2 -- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.1 -- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.1a -- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS3A K-2 -- Inheritance of traits
CO State Standards
SC.P.2.1. Recognize that living things have unique characteristics and basic needs that can be observed and studied
SC.P.2.2 Recognize that living things develop in predictable patterns.
SC.K.2.1. To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light.
SC.1.2.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.
SC.1.2.2 Young animals are very much, but not exactly, like their parents, and also resemble other organisms of the same kind.