animals of the forest

Animals of the forest

Second week German School Summer Camp online

This week middle and high school students learned about the animals in the forest. We talked about different categories like mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, spiders, and invertebrates but also about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores, as well as predators and winter sleepers.

We read about animals that were interesting to us from a list of more than 40 different species.

On the second day, we took body parts under the magnifying glass. Animals have different body parts than humans:

  • das Maul (muzzle) 
  • die Schnauze (snout) 
  • der Schnabel (beek) 
  • die Vorder- & Hinterläufe (fore & hind limb) 
  • die Pfote (paw) 
  • die Kralle (claw) 
  • der Schwanz (tail)
  • das Fell (fur)
  • das Gefieder (feathering)
  • die Feder (feather) 
  • der Flügel (wing) 
  • das Geweih (antlers)
  • der Huf (hoof) 

So, we labeled a few. Every student got to pick a favorite animal to do research on and present it to the group on the last day.

We finished learning about different habitats like anthills, caves, burrows, nests, and spider webs and left listening to songs about birds who bring messages to dear people far away.

Der Hase

  • Hasen haben Vorder- & Hinterläufe, Bauch, Kopf, Hals, Schwanz. Am Kopf haben sie lange Ohren
  • Hasen können grau, weiß, braun und schwarz sein
  • Hasen sind Säugetiere, keine Winterschläfer und Pflanzenfresser. 
  • Sie fressen Blätter, Wurzeln, Pilze, Beeren, Rinde und Zweige.
  • Hasen können 17-28 Zoll groß werden und leben 1-5 Jahre.
  • Hasen leben in Grünland und Ackerland.
  • Hasen sind Feinde mit wilden Hunden und gefährlichen Vögeln
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