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Students explore the meaning of snakes in the Mexican culture. In this culture instructional activity, students describe two reasons the snake is important in the Mexican culture and create their own egg carton snake.
Students participate in a lesson that is focused upon the concept of a snake. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used to create the context for class discussion while students create their own model snakes.
Middle schoolers create a page in a classroom field guide to snakes. They each choose a different snake species to study in depth using the internet and books. The page contains information on habitat and adaptations of the snake as well as a drawing.
Students complete pre reading, writing, post reading activities for the book Snakes and Their Young. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
In this animals worksheet, students complete thirteen multiple choice questions about snakes and their length, their threats, different names, and more.
Students investigate snakes. In this snakes lesson, students read the books, Verdi, and Great Snakes. Students record facts about snakes on a chart and write a paragraph about snakes.
Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake population. Pupils examine and graph water snake diet data and relate it to the introduction of the goby by answering 10 questions. This lesson provides experience with real-life data and a common occurrence in many of our waterways.
Students work in groups to research snakes and complete a "Know Your Snake" worksheet. They determine the difference between fact and fiction statements about snakes through their research. Once information from both print and non-print resources has been collected, they share their findings with classmates.
Make snakes with your class to demonstrate how recycled materials are perfect for art. Learners use colorful plastic cups, pantyhose, paper fasteners, and fishing line to make articulated snakes. This project would be great when learning about reptiles or assemblage art.
Snakes and lizards can be very tiny or very long. Your class will get out their rulers to see just how big snakes and lizards can be. They discuss several different reptiles by reading the included animal fact cards, then each small group uses rulers and yard sticks to measure the length of their assigned animals. The smallest measures 10cm and the longest measures about 29 feet! The activity is perfect for incorporating science into your next measurement or math lesson.
Students compare and contrast snakes and turtles, then fill out an information sheet.
After reading about the Lake Erie water snake and the change in its population after the introduction of the round goby in 1990, young ecologists graph water snake diet data. They analyze the data and answer 10 questions based on their observations. This is an activity that gives learners experience handling real-life data. It would be a beneficial supplement your environmental science, biology, or ecology curriculum.
In this snakes non-fiction reading comprehension worksheet, 3rd graders read a one page selection about the characteristics of snakes. They complete a table which compares snakes to mammals, and fill in the blanks in 5 questions using words from a word bank.
Students follow directions to make a snake out of patterns. They research a specific snake and present it to the class in a group. They listen to a presentation about the King Cobra snake prepared by the teacher.
In this snakes and turtles worksheet, students answer several questions about the characteristics of snakes and reptiles. Students answer questions that describe how snakes and turtles are unique reptiles.
In this glyph coloring worksheet, students read about the attributes of people born in the Year of the Snake. Students follow the 12 directions for coloring the snake according to personal character traits.
Students practice word-form recognition by playing a word snake game. In this word-form recognition lesson, students are divided into two teams, they stand in a line at opposite ends of the snake and have 30 seconds to read every word-recognition card along the snake before the timer goes off. Students walk along the snake as they sound out each letter combination before reading the complete word correctly.
A wonderful way for student to learn about snakes common to Florida. Pictures, diagrams and definitions accompany scientific details and comparisons to other snakes
Here is a very informative worksheet on snakes that has a few worthwhile tasks embedded in it as well. Learners read some very interesting text about snakes. The text includes some ways to avoid having snakes hiding in your yard. Youngsters have to write down three things that snakes eat, two solutions to keeping snakes away, write a short essay explaining why snakes are important to the environment, and draw a picture of a snake. Very good!
Perfect for a rainy day, this adorable printable board game will enchant your class! The game is made up of a board, a set of rainbows to glue onto the board in the indicated places, and three characters. Glue the cloudy background onto a piece of cardboard, attach the rainbows, and cut out the characters and you'll be ready to play! Similar to snakes and ladders, the rainbows move you up the board, and the rain moves you down. While there aren't any specific skills taught with this game, kids will appreciate the reward and enjoy interacting with one another.