Frame Ask your students to name animals that live in specialized homes (ex: bees live in hives, ants live in tunnels underground, birds lives in nests, etc). Explain that while some animals live out in the open, others have very specific places they call home.
Focus Explain to your students they will be watching a clip from Dinosaur Train where Buddy and his family go on a scavenger hunt. They are given a clue about an animal that borrows its shell from other animals. Ask your students to identify which animal lives in other animals’ shells.
Follow-Up Ask your students the following questions:
“What kind of game is the Pteranodon family playing?” (A scavenger hunt)
“Why does Buddy think the animal they are looking for cannot be a turtle?” (He wears the same shell his whole life)
“Where do Buddy, Tiny and Don go to find shells?” (The beach)
“What animal do they discover lives in borrowed shells?” (Hermit crabs)
“Were hermit crabs alive when dinosaurs lived on earth?” (Yes)
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