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Students study about Caimans-large reptiles that live in Manu. They create a model of the bite of the caiman in a class activity. They calculate the length of the caiman from the size of the model bite.
A peaceful lake makes a pleasant home for the caiman, a giant crocodile. However, it is not so peaceful for the caiman's prey. This lake flourishes with plenty of food for these crocodiles. Watch this video to learn more about the lake and its inhabitants.
Learners select and research an animal that lives in the rainforest of Manu, Peru. They watch and discuss a video, create masks and costumes to role-play various rainforest animals, conduct research, and write a short story of their selected animal.
Snakes and lizards can be very tiny or very long. Your class will get out their rulers to see just how big snakes and lizards can be. They discuss several different reptiles by reading the included animal fact cards, then each small group uses rulers and yard sticks to measure the length of their assigned animals. The smallest measures 10cm and the longest measures about 29 feet! The activity is perfect for incorporating science into your next measurement or math lesson.
Through video, internet research, and hands-on activities, learners conduct a study of the interdependence between animals and the habitats they live in. They conduct Internet research independently in order to complete a report on a specific animal, its habitat, and many other facets of the ecosystem. Excellent videos, Internet links, and worksheets are included in this fine plan.
Work on research procedures in this instructional activity, which prompts writers to collect and evaluate information pooled from a number of sources. They work in teams to collect information about crocodiles from different sources. They compare the information that they collected with that collected by other groups to decide which sources have valid information.
In this reptile and amphibian worksheet, students complete a word search puzzle by finding 24 terms associated with the different types of reptiles and amphibians.
Sixth graders read a nature novel and discuss how they could survive in the wild. In this novel activity, 6th graders read a novel and discuss things they learned about nature. Students use practice using new vocabulary they have learned from the novel and locate places they have read about on a map.
Pupils examine how all life is related and how species are classified. They also discover how traits are passed down from one person to the next. They examine the evolution the arthropod has going through.
Students create Venn diagrams to compare and contrast one moder species with SuperCroc, then write paragraphs describing their comparisons.
Students, in groups, research crocodiles. They watch a video and complete a worksheet in which they label the internal organs of a crocodile. Finally they draw a picture of what they think the crocodile will evolve to and look like 200 million years from now.
Learners explore the rainforests. They locate and label tropical rainforests on a world map. Using a glossary, students define a rainforest and define its characteristics. Learners locate and label South American rainforests with an emphasis on Brazil.
For this capitalization and end punctuation in sentences worksheet, students insert the capital letters and end punctuation needed in 30 sentences.
Students compare the layers of the rainforest and explain why the conditions vary at different levels of the rainforest.  For this rain forest lesson students divide into groups and investigate their assigned layer, and fill out their worksheet.
Students read books, match habitats, and learn how to use binoculars all to study the jungle. In this jungle lesson plan, students also make rain sticks out of a paper towel tube.
Students brainstorm and list reasons why crocodilians might have survived so long. They research crocodilians, both modern and prehistoric, to write a research paper providing their opinions on crocodilians longevity.
Pupils explore the interdependency between humans and the ecosystems. They examine how uncontrolled development threatens the rain forests. They discuss how human actions affect the rain forest.
Learners investigate and study about the members of the crocodilian family and then create poster presentations and write poetic odes to them. They distinguish between facts and myths about crocodilians and assess the new discoveries about these species by reading and discussing the article, "Not Just Another Pretty Face."
Second graders complete a KWL chart on alligators and crocodiles. They brainstorm questions that they want to answer in their research of alligators and crocodiles. Students read Snap A Book About Alligators and Crocodiles and Zoobooks Alligators and Crocodiles. The books give students information about crocodilians.
Students explore and assess the roles and behaviors of tourists as they investigate how music, dance and language affect the elements of a culture. They analyze three main aspects: care and concern for people, animals and the environment.

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