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day and night

some pictures of our day and night science unit...

{click on the image above to download}

our day and night mural
day and night lists in our science notebooks
artwork and science notebook pages from our owl study...

Mrs. Bell


  1. What a great unit! I love your graphics for your chart. Are those clip art? Renee

  2. That mural is so cheery! I have never hear of diurnal before. I already learned something new this morning!

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

  3. This is so cute! I love the journals. I'm your newest follower :)
    Over the 1st Grade Rainbow

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  5. Ann Filippone9/9/12, 4:40 PM

    Hi Janelle, I love your unit. I am going to incorporate this with the book "The Kissing Hand" when I always introduce animals that are nocturnal and those that are not. I have never heard the diurnal before, so happy to learn something new that I can pass on to my students.

    Thank you,

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm doing a bat unit and was looking for something to help with nocturnal. This is perfect!

    Extra Special Teaching

  7. Thank you for the great idea! I'm doing a lesson plan for an ESL class and am going to incorporate something like this into my lesson plan!
    ps. One question...why is the rabbit on the nocturnal side? Shouldn't it be in the middle like the deer?

    1. Rabbits are actually crepsucular, which means they sleep during both, but are most active at dusk and dawn like deer. I can't remember the book that I used to do this activity, but it listed rabbits as mostly nocturnal and there was no changing their minds when it came time to do the chart:)

  8. Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to use these ideas in my classroom. :o)
    Kindergarten Faith

  9. Thank you so much for the free download of diurnal and nocturnal animals. I appreciate it so much and plan to use this next week. :)

  10. Thank you for the free download. Great ideas for nocturnal animal unit!