Life Cycle - Organisms (2B)
Pre Lab

   
OBJECTIVES:
  • Developing and understanding animal jokes.
  • Continuing to investigate different animals.
VOCABULARY:
  • animal
  • organism
MATERIALS:
  • worksheet
     

Students create and record animal jokes.

BACKGROUND:

Sometimes students need to develop a "sense of humor" about science. Below are examples of different animal jokes that might help the students develop their critical thinking skills on using words in a humorous fashion.

Q. Where does a lamb go for a haircut?
A. To the ba-ba shop.

Q. What do you call a pig's laundry?
A. Hog wash

Q. What do you do for a sore pig?
A. Put on some oinkment.

Q. What do you call a cow that's eating grass?
A. A lawn moo-er

Q. What do you use to paint a rabbit?
A. Hare spray.

Q. What's the best kind of seafood to have with peanut butter?
A. Jellyfish

   Incredible facts about animals are also fun for students. It gives them a "fact"" that can amaze their family and friends.

  1. Cows drink a lot of water. If you drank as much, youíd consume 240 glasses every day.
      
  2. "You eat like a pig" is an insult to anyone, including a pig. Pigs like to eat regularly, but they never stuff themselves too full.
      
  3. Imagine a turkey as big as a German shepherd dog. Thatís the size of one gobbler that was raised in England in 1980.
      
  4. The polar bear doesnít mind icy water because its fur is waterproof. Itís so cozy it can swim nonstop for 4km/30 miles at the rate of 7km/4 miles per hour.
PROCEDURE:
  1. Discuss the use of amazing facts and jokes to learn about the different animals.
      
  2. As a homework assignment, have the students make up their own "humorous" jokes and to research at least one amazing fact. They can use the Internet, the library, or just poll people who may have some funny stories to tell.

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