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Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding biologists look for DNA differences between the anoles and create an evolutionary family tree.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Wild Moving Lizard Sculpture
Lizards are amazing! After a lesson on reptiles, take a look at this set of instructions. You'll be able to guide your class in making a paper lizard sculpture that moves. This idea also includes variations on the paper technique used and suggested books your class with love.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Different islands in the Caribbean have very similar species of anole lizards, which each have their own place in the ecosystem. Researchers did several studies to determine whether the anoles evolved into the different species then migrated to the different islands or evolved independently on each island.
18 mins 6th - 12th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
Snakes and Lizards Length and Movement
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.
K - 5th Science 44 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Monitor Lizard vs. Croc
Check out this stand-off between a team of half-pound water dikkops and a half-ton crocodile against a hungry monitor lizard. As the lizard is hunting for crocodile eggs, a pair of feisty dikkops act as a defense for themselves and the crocodiles.
2 mins 4th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students write and draw about their knowledge of reptiles. In this reptiles lesson plan, students view a nature video focusing on lizards and snakes. They complete a chart comparing and contrasting lizards and snakes. They then focus on defense mechanisms that they learned from the video and compile a list of strategies of defense.
2nd - 4th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Learners explore biology by completing a research project on a specific animal. In this reptile research lesson, students discuss the characteristics that classify an animal as a reptile and view video clips of reptiles in action. Learners create a Venn diagram comparing snakes and lizards and write a summary about a chosen reptile.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
What Is A Dinosaur?
Students use the question of "What is a dinosaur?" in order to establish the context for a class investigation. They use a variety of resources in order to gather information. Students compare and contrast the similarities or differences of modern lizards with prehistoric dinosaurs.
K - 4th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Heating and Cooling a Really Large Lizard
Remind your middle school scientists how fox ear size varies depending on the climate they live in; large ears allow heat loss while small ears keep heat in. Discuss how a cold-blooded animal might try to regulate body temperature. Then split the class into pairs and have them record temperatures at different locations around campus.
5th - 6th Science 7 Views 15 Downloads
Vocabulary Study Booklet for "The Lizard and the Sun"
In this vocabulary worksheet, students cut apart ten small vocabulary cards, study the words on each, put them in alphabetical order, and use each in a sentence. Students staple the word cards into a booklet. All words pertain to The Lizard and the Sun by Alma Flor Ada.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Spark Activity: Snakes and Lizards
Students are divided into 2 groups: "snakes" and "lizards." Lizards move about the room in a way designated by the teacher, while snakes remain on their "rock" holding a given object and perform a balancing movement. Lizards guess what object their snake partner is holding, and switch places if they guess correctly.
1st - 2nd Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Picture Scramble: Legless Lizard, Frilled Lizard, Bluetongue
In this science and visual discrimination worksheet, students examine images of a legless lizard, frilled lizard and bluetongue. Next to each picture is the same image which has been divided into 9 pieces and scrambled. Students place the numbers 1 through 9 in the lettered boxes to create the original images.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 1 Download