Why do baby ducks follow their mother?

Why do baby ducks follow their mother?

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Optional Activity: What’s Going On?

Now that you’ve seen how the mother duck helps her ducklings, take a look at these videos. Can you figure out what’s going on in each one?

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Anchor Connection In the past lesson, you watched baby ducks and mother ducks. Watch, then discuss. What do these baby ducks do to stay with their mother?
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Young squirrels can walk and climb. But sometimes, a mother squirrel needs to move her baby fast. Watch how this squirrel helps her baby move. It is different from what ducks do!
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Get a new See-Think-Wonder Chart, or make a new one with a large sheet of paper. Your teacher will add your ideas to the class chart.
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What did you see this mother and baby squirrel doing? Your teacher will record your answers in the See column.
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Why do you think mother squirrels do this? Come up with as many ideas as you can. Your teacher will record your ideas in the Think column.
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What do you wonder about what these squirrels are doing? Your teacher will record your questions in the Wonder column.
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Save your See-Think-Wonder Chart for the end of this unit. You will review it then.
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Mother squirrels take care of their babies. No matter where they live, this helps the babies survive and become adults.
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In this Read-Along lesson, Juan Carlos visits his grandmother who has a backyard full of ducks. The lesson includes a short exercise where students get moving by acting like ducks. If you want to extend the lesson, you can try this optional activity, What’s Going On?, where students watch videos and discover ways that animal parents help their offspring.

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