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- Lynn C., Teacher
- Wakefield, RI
Camouflage Teacher Resources
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Young scholars create a picture of a camouflaged animal in its habitat. In this visual arts lesson plan, students look at Hans Hoffmann's painting A Hare in the Forest and discuss the animal's camouflage. They research their own animal to create a picture and write a narrative about that animal in its habitat.
Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics lesson plan, students use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an animal that uses camouflage to research, draw, and write about.
Students explore how a foreground and background is used in painting. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Enemy's Country" and identify the camouflage in the scene. As an extension activity, students use fruit and try to disguise their fruit as an animal.
Students investigate different aspects of Arctic hares. In this animal science lesson, students discuss why animals are camouflaged after listening to the book <i>Arctic Winter, Arctic Summer</i>, they participate in small group centers, and write a fact and draw an illustration for the Arctic hare page of their book.
Here is a lesson which incorporates ingenious hands-on activities that simulate how many animals use camouflage as a survival technique. This lesson clearly outlines how to implement the activities and discussion sessions found in it. Some terrific photographs and worksheets are embedded in this plan, which should leave your young biologists with a much greater understanding of this survival adaptation.
The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their favorite animals. Art, culture, and creation!
Students view animals that camouflage at the Shedd aquarium website. In this camouflage lesson, students recognize that there are different types of camouflage, cryptic coloring, counter-shading, warning coloration and mimicry. Students complete a worksheet on the animals they've seen on the website and field trip.
Students design imaginary animals that are able to blend into their backgrounds. In this biology lesson plan, students will learn the importance of camouflage in protecting animals from predators. Students will select a peer to act as predator, whose job is to find camouflaged animals hiding against various backgrounds. This lesson includes two extensions, a rubric, suggested readings, and useful web links.
Students engage in a lesson that is focused on the camouflage techniques used by animals. They create a PowerPoint presentation that illustrates the use of colors and how it relates to the physical environment. Students make cognitive connections between art and nature while creating a class project.
Students use art work to demonstrate their understanding of the insect food chain and their ability to camouflage themselves. In this insect food chain and camouflage lesson, students determine what type of animals feed on insects. They make a water-color picture that will be used with the cut-outs to show how an insect can be camouflaged in their surroundings.
It's not just a lesson about animal adaptations; it's also a lesson about shadows! Young investigators discuss how animals can use shadowy shades and camouflage to hide from predators or stalk their prey. They watch as their teacher makes shadow puppet animals with her hands; this leads to a discussion on how light and shadows work. The lesson culminates in a writing activity, where learners compose a paragraph describing the nature of light, shadow, and camouflage.
Animals are amazing at disguise! Explore the different ways they escape view as scholars learn vocabulary-in-context through Jim Arnosky's book I See Animals Hiding. Prepare pupils to raise their hands when they hear the words by acquainting them before reading. The wild words included here are: blend, camouflage, invisible, replace, scene, and unnoticed. There are connection questions for each term, and the linked graphic organizers are a great way to synthesize this information.
Students investigate insect camouflage and mimicry. In this animal science lesson plan, students discuss how camouflage helps an insect survive. Additionally, students use the included template to color and cut illustrations of insects. Students place their cut-out's in an environment that provides camouflage for the insect. Students try to find each other's insects.