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Skulls- Herbivores, Omnivores, and Carnivores
Students identify various types of animal skulls and teeth. In this ecology lesson, students define the terms herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore and study animal teeth and skulls. Students observe the characteristics of the teeth and identify what kind of diet the animal consumed.
4th - 5th Science 18 Views 52 Downloads
Skulls Tell It All
Skulls tell it all, and with this lesson plan, you will tell it all to your class! Youngsters view animal skulls, analyzing the shape of teeth and the placement of the eye sockets. They associate these adaptations with the types of food the animals ate.
3rd - 6th Science 5 Views 17 Downloads
Hominoid Skull Comparison
Students are provided with evidence used to support evolutionary theory. They are introduced to classification by using primates as an example. Students read article related to Hominoid Skull Comparison and write a summary about the article that they have read.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
The Goshute Versus Utah Government
Students investigate the issues surrounding the radioactive waste storage facility at the Skull Valley Reservation. In small groups, they conduct Internet research, and create a newsletter presenting the issues.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
What can your class learn from a skull? With proper facilitation, they can learn about diet, physical adaptations, special differences, and even the environment. Pupils will examine a series of mammal skulls and pelts to help them understand why different mammals have adapted similar, yet varied, traits based on environmental factors.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Studying Fossils: Hominoid Skull Comparison
High schoolers collect data on the differences in Hominid skulls using acrylic casts of fossil skulls. They measure a series of structures on skulls from six different species then use the data to determine evolutionary relationships between them.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 30 Downloads
Day of the Dead Skulls
El Dia De La Muertos or Day of the Dead is a wonderful Mexican tradition that celebrates loved ones who have passed away. Children get a chance to create unique skulls out of clay, based on traditional designs. A wooden stylus is used to impress the designs into the clay; they are then painted and even fired.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Claycrete Calaveras - Dia de los Muertos
Students create skeletons to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In this visual arts lesson, students explore the importance of the Day of the Dead celebrations in the Mexican culture. They create skeletons and decorate them with paint, cloth, and other artistic medias.
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 84 Downloads
How Did Humans Evolve?
Students are introduced to four important fossil finds: the First Family, the Hadar Skull, Lucy, and the Laetoli Footprints. They explore how scientists interpret fossils to try to better comprehend how humans evolved. This activity guides students through Riddle of the Bones by using it as a basis for a team project.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads