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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 instructional activity 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 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.
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.