*1.10A  investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats

  • Animals have external characteristics such as body covering, color, body shape, or size that are related to where they live.
  • Animals have external characteristics such as wings, flippers, hooves, or paws that are related to how they move.
  • Animals have external characteristics such as teeth, claws, beaks, or eyes that are related to what they eat.

*1.10C  compare ways that young animals resemble their parents

  • Parents and young usually resemble one another in a variety of ways.
  • Sometimes young animals do not resemble their parents in a variety of ways.
  • When young animals are different from their parents, we can describe these differences as part of a life cycle.

*1.10D  observe and record life cycles of animals such as a chicken, frog, or fish

Math connection

Before placing the eggs in incubator, use a balance and weigh the eggs using paperclips. Write the weight on the egg. Once the quail hatch, weigh the new chicks and compare the weight to the egg (use the number you wrote on the egg). You can also use a color, and then use the same color sharpie to make a dot on the quail's head.

Create a KWL chart.

  • What are some facts about birds that you already KNOW?
  • What are some things you WONDER about birds?
  • At the end, what have you LEARNED about birds?

Read about quail.

You will be able to fill in some of the KWL chart after reading.

Science journaling

  • Put the life cycle of a quail in order.
  • What other organisms lay eggs?
  • What are some living things that look similar as a baby and adult?
  • Circle animals that lay eggs
  • Circle animals that look the same as their parent (adult vs baby)
  • The in order the lifecycle of a quail