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Students examine mammals understanding what a mammal is and reviewing the eleven mammal groups. In this science lesson, students play a game known as Mystery Mammal Game. Yet, first students research about the mammal and then give clues so the rest of the class can guess the mammal.
In this boy scout merit badge:  nature worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, answer 4 detailed questions about plants, animals, and the environment, then perform specific tasks of identifying in the field, collecting and labeling specimens.
Third graders conduct research. In this conducting research lesson, 3rd graders discuss the importance of nonfiction text in providing factual information. Students write questions about an assigned topic and research using informational texts. 
Students read an article about dinosaurs. In this literacy lesson plan, students read an article discussing particular facts and misconceptions about dinosaurs. Students then answer 5 multiple choice comprehension questions. 
Students use educational software about different dinosaurs to determine what group of dinosaurs each belongs in.
Students examine different dinosaurs and what groups they belong in. Educational software is used to guide the activity.
Fourth graders research the Internet for facts relating to the animal of their choice. They use information from their Internet search to complete their animal project. TLW use his or her own words when writing their report.
Middle schoolers draw conclusions why Mesosaurus has only been found in Africa and Brazil and how its fossil remains serve as important evidence that shows where two continents were once joined together.
Students examine and research the importance and functions of the skeletal system in vertebrates. They construct a 10-foot geodesic dome to illustrate the importance of architectural frameworks and create a clay animation movie.
Young scholars examine sets of four or five organisms and determine which organism in each set doesn't "belong", and determine a variety of characteristics that explain why it doesn't belong.
Students create and draw fictional dinosaurs. They write a description of their dinosaur.
Learners analyze patterns of organization used in writing to determine how and when comparisons and contrasts can be effectively utilized to identify similarities and differences or pros and cons.
Scientists listen to the story of Wadja Egnankou who works to save African mangrove forests. They experiment with refraction and the introduction of particulate matter to water. They conclude with creative writing about the need for a wetland plant or animal to have clean water. Overall, this is a creative ecology lesson, but the refraction activity is unrelated. Consider skipping that activity if you want to include this when exploring human impact on the environment with your emerging ecologists.
First graders discover that animals are living organisms. They have certain needs and characteristics that distinguish them from nonliving things. They use the computer to obtain information from CD ROMs and investigate material on the Internet.
Ninth graders construct and conduct a laboratory experiment illustrating the transfer of mutations. They compare and contrast natural selection in organisms with long and short reproductive cycles.
Students investigate turtles. They complete a Webquest, examine the evolution of turtles, explore various websites, take an online trivia quiz, answer discussion questions, and read newspaper articles about people and animals.
Young scholars explore the fundamentals of news-gathering, the etiquette of reporting, and the rights a news writer/reporter has. They review the parts of a news story and write an article discussing their beliefs about the Pledge iof Allegiance.
Students write a sketch of an artist or athlete that has pushed the limits on gravity. They explore concepts of rhythm, balance and friction. They examine how engineers design sports equipment.
Fifth graders see a video of some of our country's national parks. As each one is introduced they write down its name and location and star* the areas they find unique and interesting. After the video is over they share at least one of his/her starred* parks and tell why it was of interest, what they liked best about it and why.
Second graders compare the activities of Ohio's common animals (e.g., squirrels, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, bees, ants, bats and frogs) during the different seasons by describing changes in their behaviors and body covering.