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Steller Sea Lions
In this Steller sea lions worksheet, students read information and do activities on four pages. Students put life cycle events in chronological order.
Seals Vs. Sea Lions
In this seals and sea lions graphic organizer worksheet, learners compare and contrast the head, front flippers, and hind flippers of seals and sea lions.
An Investigation in Biodiversity
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.
Literature Quiz: Astro the Stellar Sea Lion
In this literature quiz activity, students first read the book Astro the Stellar Sea Lion. Students then complete a ten question multiple choice comprehension quiz about the book.
Manatees and Sea Lions Word Search
In this manatee and sea lion word search worksheet, students locate 21 words that are contained in the puzzle. They locate words from a word bank that is located to the right of the puzzle which includes words such as carnivore, playful, and whiskers.
Website Scavenger Hunt
Students use the internet to complete a species scavenger hunt. In groups, they answer questions given to them about sea lions, rockfish and killer whales. As a class, they identify any questions they have and discuss the role government should have in protecting species.
Can You Breathe Like a Pinniped?
Young learners compare the breathing patterns of different animals in this pinniped lesson. They examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. Pupils collect, compare and analyze data concerning breathing patterns and heart rates. Afterward, learners explore their own breathing patterns.
The Case of the Missing Steller Sea Lions
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.
Astro: The Stellar Sea Lion
In this science and math in literature activity, students read the story Astro: The Stellar Sea Lion and answer the 10 math and science questions.
The Galapagos Islands
Fourth graders are given a set of cards with sea animals and their diets. They form a food web by passing yarn to a predator or prey. They write a summary that explains the disappearance of the giant tortoises.
Mammals: Hair Or There?
Seventh graders identify and examine the different characteristics of mammals. They discover what they eat and how they give birth to their young. They view video clips to help them identify characteristics.
Marine Critters and Communities
Students touch, see, smell, and hear marine animals that live in a marina. In this marine animals lesson plan, students take field trip to a marine environment after studying the animals.
Amazing Adaptations - Probing Pinnipeds
Fourth graders collect data about the habitats of pinniped adaptations using digital probes. They determine how pinnipeds make adaptations to their natural environment by completing an experiment to determine how human and pinniped bodies conserve heat. They use a digital probe.
For Creative Minds: What Makes an Animal a Mammal?
Pupils read about categories of mammals and their features. Students then construct a marine animal, using given print outs in the lesson. Pupils then create adaptations for their mammal, using a web site reference for guidance.
Fifth graders examine plants and animals in two ecosystems and compare them. In this ecosystem survival lesson plan, 5th graders compare and contrast a coral reef and kelp forest ecosystem. Students investigate the abiotic and biotic factors of the ecosystems. Students complete related worksheets for the topic.
Arctic Centers for Kindergarten
Students gain a better understanding of the Arctic, its biology as well as the inhabitants. They then perform activities necessary to develop motor skills, listening and cognitive skills.
Career and Personal Planning
Learners visit Conservation in Action web site to watch three video interviews with Vancouver Aquarium researchers, complete Careers in Conservation worksheet, research threats facing species featured on Conservation web site, and create campaign to protect killer whales, Steller sea lions, or rockfish in Pacific Canada.
Sea Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My, Research Can Be Fun
Digital pictures from a field trip to the zoo launch a research unit for 3rd through 6th graders. Over 6 weeks, your young researchers develop skills at locating information from various resources -- with keyword searches, in magazines and books. They conduct research, take notes, compile bibliographies, and create a book to present their knowledge. Instead of lectures as listed, I'd prepare hands-on activities to get them moving in the library and on the internet.
Judges in the Classroom - Mock Trials
Students conduct a mock trial and follow established procedures role-playing attorneys, witnesses, judges, bailiffs, etc. Students examine documents, present arguments and decide a case in which a sea lion is on trial for eating fish.
Students participate in a variety of station acitivities surrounding their study of pinnipeds.