Daytime Nighttime

50 min.

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Wonder of the Day #56

Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?


Recognize that some animals are active during the day (diurnal) and some animals are active at night (nocturnal)

Big Idea

Why do we sleep?


Daytime Nighttime All Through the Year by Diane Lang and illustrated by Andrea Gabriel

Daytime, Nighttime, All Through the Year

Discuss the animals in the book-and what adaptations allow them to find food during the day/night:

January: Bald Eagle/Wolves
February: Bear/Porcupine
March: Spider/Skunk
April: Deer/Frog
May: Tortoise/Possum
June: Bee/Bat
July: Quail/Cricket
August: Lizard/Slug
September: Geese/Beaver
October: Squirrel/Mice
November: Weasel/Raccoon
December: Snakes/Cougar

Share Panorama A Foldout Book by Fani Marceau and Joelle Jolivet

Panorama : a foldout book

Search Wonderopolis to review animals and how they sleep

Follow up with rhyming Fur, Feather, Fin, All of Us are Kin, also by Diane Lang and illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

Fur, feather, fin : all of us are kin