Life and Space Science

Puzzle of the Platypus Tales2go Audio Books

Standards and Objective

Students will explore the moon, animals and the human body by exploring non-fiction texts. They will complete an animal report as well as other activities.

Tales2go Titles

  • Ask a Question about Meteorites
  • I See the Moon in the Afternoon? And other Scientific Questions
  • Doctor Boyd and the Wild Horses
  • Elephant Grandmothers
  • Finding Polar Bear Dens
  • The Life of the Rattlesnake
  • How Rattlesnakes Make a Living
  • The Puzzle of the Platypus
  • Parrots that Eat Dirt, Why Do They Do It?
  • A Tool Making Crow
  • Honey Guides, Birds that Lead People to Honey
  • Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing
  • Why Do We Shiver? And Other Scientific Questions

Activity

Students will explore the moon, animals and the human body by exploring non-fiction texts.

Find the lessons here:

Lesson 1 Earth and Space

Lesson 2 Animals

Lesson 3 Human Body

Resources

Why is the sky blue

About Non-Fiction

From bugs to Benjamin Franklin to the berries we eat, non-fiction texts allow children to explore the world around them. Non-fiction texts explain why, how and where things happen so we can get a better understanding of life. Students are required to write non-fiction pieces such as biographies, explanatory, procedural and other writing styles often, so the more they listen to and read non-fiction, the more comfortable they will be writing it. You will find units here that are intended to be used with students learning about topics such as Animals, Presidents and Earth. Feel free to use these lessons exactly how they are written, or take ideas from them and make them your own!