Live Science in the classroom
One of the Learning Outcomes for the children of Year 1 is to learn about the world around them. This includes the different kinds of animals with which we share the world. One creature we researched and learnt about is the frog and its life cycle. We had LIVE tadpoles in class so that we could get a closer look. The children were fascinated by the tadpoles and they also grasped the idea that a frog goes through many changes from when it is an egg until it becomes an adult frog. This understanding can be seen by a task the children had to complete. The cutting task was another opportunity for the children to strengthen their finger muscles so as to have a more controlled pencil grip and better handwriting. The tadpoles were returned to their pond right after school .