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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 9 Views 23 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 5 Views 24 Downloads
Skulls- Herbivores, Omnivores, and Carnivores
Young scholars identify various types of animal skulls and teeth. In this ecology instructional activity, students define the terms herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore and study animal teeth and skulls. Young scholars observe the characteristics of the teeth and identify what kind of diet the animal consumed.
4th - 5th Science 22 Views 54 Downloads
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be laminated for repetitive use at stations where learners investigate adaptations, morphology, genes, and analogous and homologous structures.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 11 Views 13 Downloads
What's For Dinner?
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.
1st - 2nd Science 5 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Skeleton Scramble Puzzle: Suborder Prosimians
Explore the finer details of primate skulls with these puzzles, incorporating advanced scientific analysis of two suborders- Prosimians and Anthropoidea- and one superfamily- Hominoidea. Learners read about the unique characteristics of these groups before putting together puzzles displaying front-view craniums from each of the featured animals.
3rd - 11th Science 5 Views 3 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
Studying Fossils: Hominoid Skull Comparison
Students 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 7 Views 31 Downloads
Get your class talking, even debating, about Gary Paulsen's popular novel Canyons. As they finish chapters 10-12, they complete the following discussion web concerning Brennan and the skull. They fill out the graphic organizer provided before entering a partner (or whole class) discussion.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Jamming and Fishing
Students look at the history of a music poster and make their own advertising poster. In this art history lesson plan, students read about the poster for the Grateful Dead's Skull and Roses. They work in small groups to research advertisements and find a way to communicate their own message.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 6 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
Tell Me About Teeth
For this science worksheet, students investigate the purpose of teeth, types of teeth, their anatomy, dental care, animal skulls and teeth, parts of a tooth and related topics by reading and completing the activities on the 8 full color pages.
4th - 6th Science 24 Views 57 Downloads
Claycrete Calaveras - Dia de los Muertos
Learners 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 15 Views 90 Downloads