As usual, I tend to do the second Explore before the first. I'll explain why. Explore 1 seems to assume students have already had exposure to what they actually do in Explore 2. Explore 1 "Picky Eaters" frontloads a ton of information the kids probably aren't ready for yet by using words such as Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores. Not that the teacher shouldn't use these words immediately, but my students generally aren't ready to apply their meanings yet. Explore 2 Part 2, begins with a nature walk... what a perfect way to explore Animal Needs! Students get hands on by collecting grass, seeds, flower, etc exposes students to different animals and the foods they eat, which leads to a great discussion about Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores. Then we complete Explore 2 Part 1... I told you we start at the opposite end of how this Scope is organized! The kids are now motivated to move around the room finding their "partner" with the correct food. This can be done in one 40 minute class period. Pictures will come this fall!