Parent/Teacher Resources

Next Generation of Science Standards Related to “Look At Me, Look At Me-Can You Guess My Specialty?”

Parents and teachers can use Next Gen Science Standards concepts to support science knowledge development. The standards listed above  provide the prompts to engage children and help them learn about patterns of animal behaviors and physical features covered in “Look At Me, Look At Me-Can You Guess My Specialty”. Below are questions you can use to support knowledge acquisition of Discipline Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Connections to Nature and Science.

Discipline Core

What are 3 physical features of owls, racoons and bats that make them masters at being active at night?

What features does a spider monkey, howler monkey and lemur have that make them master climber?

How do lions, jaguars and tigers find food?

Where do prairie dogs, meerkats and ferret live?

Science and Engineering Practices

Explain how master swimmers are adapted to life in water.

Discuss the physical features of crickets, frogs and kangaroos that make able to jump so far. How are their features different from a human?

Discuss the behaviors of a jackrabbit and kangaroo rat that help them survive in a very hot place like a desert.

Crosscutting Concepts

After reading Look At Me, you can help children recognize that the different groups of animals in the book are following patterns. Patterns in the natural and human design world can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.

Connections to Nature and Science

Science is a discipline that is based on observation. The content in Look At Me, can provide a jump off point to have children observe other animals not in the book and name their specialties.

What are the animal behaviors and physical features of other animals that live in a desert like a leopard gecko or kit fox?

How many other predators can you name?

Compare and contrast: What are the differences between a fish and a mammal that live in the ocean? How are they the same?