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Students examine skulls of different animals, focusing specifically on various types of teeth, differentiate between skulls of predators and those of prey, and compare and contrast skulls of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.
Learners 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. Learners observe the characteristics of the teeth and identify what kind of diet the animal consumed.
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. The lesson refers to animals that the learners have viewed at a museum. Not to worry, however; you can find photos of animal skulls online or access a terrific animal skulls PowerPoint via Lesson Planet!
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.
Students examine the relationship between animal adaptations, habitats and community interactions. In this ecology lesson students complete a skull detective worksheet then use their knowledge to analyze a skull.
Students explore the myth of Amazon Warrior Women and interpret and analyze evidence presented in a video. The explore forensic science and create a clay model of a face based on a photograph of a skull.
Young scholars 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.
In this skull instructional activity, students identify the skull and its parts. In this fill in the blank and matching instructional activity, students answer seven questions.
Seventh graders examine animal skulls. In this skull instructional activity, 7th graders examine skulls. Students photograph the skull, and gather information and make a Powerpoint presentation to present to the class.
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. Mammal skulls, teeth, and pelts can usually be borrowed from local museums.
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.
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. The activity provides four additional ideas or ways to connect the art project to academic content.
Pupils observe skulls of wild animals and determine their characteristics for survival. They evaluate the skuylls to discover the diets, and if the animals were predators or prey. They complete worksheets on mystery skulls.
Learners discover the function of the Sun Dance as part of the Lakota-Sioux religion, and design and decorate their own buffalo skulls.
Youngsters compare the teeth of plant-eating dinosaurs with those of meat-eating dinosaurs. The concepts of herbivore vs. carnivore are also introduced. There is an excellent worksheet embedded in the plan which shows five skulls of different dinosaurs. Pupils must match up each skull with the food source that dinosaur most likely consumed. Terrific discussion and meaningful learning should result from implementing this resource with your class.
Learners create skeletons to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In this visual arts lesson plan, 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.
For this virtual lab worksheet, students go to a given website and finding the lab title, complete the provided questions. Students analyze and conclude information about comparing hominoid skulls.
High schoolers 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.
In this customized handwriting: skull worksheet, 1st graders change the style, font and text, then print the worksheet to practice handwriting and color the picture of a skull.