Frame Ask your students if they, or a family member, have a collection? If children are unfamiliar with what a collection is, explain that it is a group of items with similar qualities, often related to a hobby or special interest of a person. Ask your students if they could start a collection, what would it be? (Comic books? Dolls? Robots?)
Focus Tell your students you will be watching a clip from Dinosaur Train, ask them to watch and identify where Don finds the items that are part of his nature collection.
Follow-Up Ask your students:
“Did Don find all of the items in his space collection in the same location?” (No, he finds things for his collection in many locations when he travels the Dinosaur Train)
“Did he find all of the items in his space collection at the same time?” (No, Don finds items for his collection at different times)
“What types of items would you put into a nature collection?“ (Accept all answers and list on the board)
“Are there any items that don’t belong in a nature collection on the board?” (Ask student to explain why or why not)