for Lion Day
The students will compare and
contrast a lion and a domestic cat.
to the students they will be listening to information
about lions and house cats. Discuss how
scientists classify living things into different
groups. If desired, use the FactMonster
web site for information on classification. One way scientists group animals is into
"families" and one classification is the cat
family. Both lions and domestic (house) cats
belong to the cat family. Therefore, they will
have some similarities as well as
students should be instructed to tune in and note
similarities and differences between lions and
domestic cats. Read the books or share the
information about lions and cats from the web
the information has been shared, compile a list or
create a venn diagram on the chalkboard comparing
lions and cats.
out the Domestic
Cat and Lion Worksheet or the Domestic
Cat and Lions Worksheet (for younger students). Have the students
complete the worksheet individually or as a class,
depending on the ability. Young children may
simply draw pictures or write one word responses on
the more open-ended worksheet.
and contrast lions and lambs. Relate this to the
weather and why certain days are called lamb days and
certain days are lion days.
a lesson on the food chain, using the lion as an
example of a carnivore. Use one of the following
web sites for assistance: Fundamentals
of Physical Geography or The
Magic School Bus.
animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
each student write one fact he/she has learned about
the lion. Compile these facts into a lion fact