Lesson

Squirrel Study with Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Lesson Overview

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, the main character Cricket discovers squirrels in a nest above the treehouse. Students can use the novel as a starting point for learning more about squirrels.

Duration
2-3 hours
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

What is the relationship between living things and their environment?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

7

Science Technology

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
Dictionaries
Squirrel Nests worksheet
Blank map of the United States (Download and print one for free here: https://www.waterproofpaper.com/printable-maps/united-states-maps/printa...)
Article: Spotting Squirrel Nests in the Fall (http://outdoorosity.org/spotting-squirrel-nests/)
Organic materials for squirrel’s nests: twigs, dried leaves, grass, moss, etc.
Low-temp hot glue guns

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Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl