We learned about insects on Monday in our room and fish on Tuesday in Mrs. Irvin's room.
I started with -
What makes an insect an insect?
Why are we not insects?
These seem like easy questions, however, the answer I kept getting was "because it's an insect" or " because we can't be an insect" but no one could verbalize exactly why.
We learned that in order to be an insect an animal must
*have 3 body parts
*have 6 legs
Insects also are invertebrates and have an exoskeleton.
Why is a fish a fish?
Why aren't you a fish?
Again getting them to verbalize why was harder than you think.
We learned that
*fish have gills
*fish live under water
*fish lay eggs
*fish have scales