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- Durham, NC
Sea Lion Teacher Resources
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Students identify and analyze the various roles organisms play in food webs, populations, communities and ecosystems. Students assess the requirements for sustaining healthy local ecosystems. STudents evaluate human impacts on local ecosystems. Students plan appropriate procedures to test hypotheses.
In this marine worksheet, students identify and describe various types of seals and sea lions, as well as explain the difference between the two groups. They also draw a circle around the seals and a square around the sea lions. Finally, students write the names of the two marine mammals not illustrated on the sheet.
Students compare the breathing pattern of different animals. In this pinniped lesson, students examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. They collect, compare and analyze data concerning their breathing patterns and heart rates. Afterward, students explore their own breathing patterns.
Although the lesson was written for learners about to visit an aquarium, there is plenty of valuable material here, even without access to the specified exhibit. Advanced biology or environmental science learners are introduced to convergent and divergent evolution concepts and compare the homologous or analogous structures of otters, seals, and sea lions. You could use pictures from the Internet in place of going to the actual exhibit animals.