Through continued discussions, children shared their prior knowledge about the food, habitat and the young ones of the animals. We also elicited their responses on how they thought animals are taken care of.
Maahir “Lion doosre animals ko khata hai aur doosre
animals ko unke mummy papa dete hai aur hum dete
hai.” (Lions eat other animals. Other animals are fed
by their mother, father and by us)
Vishant - "Herbivorous eats leaves, carnivorous
eats meat", "Mumma is herbivorous and I am
Rishaan: “ Cow ko roti, puri, dog ko biscuit” khilata
hun (I feed chapati to the cow and biscuit to the
Ayaansh: “Lion deer ne khaye.” (Lion eats deer)
Pratham: “Fish pani me rehti hai, Fish niche se upar
nahi aati hai vo swim karti hai.” (Fish live in water. It
swims inside the water and does not come on the
Aarsh: “Dog kennel me rehta hai." (Dog lives in the kennel)
Jiyaara: "Khilao, pilao aur unghao." (Taking care of
Children had few misconceptions related to animals like “Cats can’t climb the tree”,“Lion eats fruits”, “Zebra is a domestic animal”, “Animals baate nahi karte” which were noted and were addressed in Phase 2 by providing hands-on experiences and through dialogues with the teachers.