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How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams, and verbal explanation, how their sounds are made.
6 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Kids Page - Whales
Read about the physical features of whales and how they are grouped according to their method of eating food. A neat activity is described on the page; consider carrying this out in class. The resource makes a nice addition to a lesson on whales or animal adaptations.
4th - 6th Science 16 Views 16 Downloads
Mapping Blue Whale Migration
Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here? A instructional activity about the migration of the North Pacific blue whale! Project a map of the migration route and have them draw a replica on their own tabletop map. Learners employ their math skills to use the scale on the map to calculate the total distance traveled.
3rd - 8th Science 11 Views 16 Downloads
Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark Storia Teaching Guide
Teacher guides are wonderful tools with tons of ideas that help you relate content in many different ways. Using the high-interest book, Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, learners will hone their discussion and reading comprehension skills.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 163 Views 460 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Humphrey The Lost Whale
The children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale tells an amazing tale of a community joining together for a common cause. Read this book with your class, making connections between the events in the story and personal experiences of young learners.
K - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Gray Whale Obstacle Course Viewing Guide
Students complete a worksheet while watching a film about whales. They examine the human impact on whale migration and identify adaptations the whale has acquired in able to survive. They discover how global warming has effected the whales as well.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
A Whale of a Difference
Students research various perspectives on Japan's commercial whaling industry and formulate position papers representing these views. They read the Times article, Yuk! No More Stomach for Whales. Groups present their perspectives on whaling.
6th - 12th Science 4 Views 30 Downloads
HOW WHALES HEAR
Students discover that aquatic mammals like whales have ear structures that are different from those of humans and other land animals, yet they are perfectly suited to life underwater. They conduct experiment demonstrating on inner ear vibrations.
3rd - 5th Science 4 Views 29 Downloads
Keiko, Killer Whale
Middle schoolers will create a children's book on Keiko, the killer whale, that was rehabilitated and returned to the wild after living in an aquarium. In small groups, they conduct internet research to find out the history and current status of Keiko.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Becoming Whales: Experiencing Discoveries of
Students experience, through a "dig," the historical discovery of fossils which increasingly link whales to earlier land-dwelling mammals. They encounter the intermediate forms which show changes that lead to the modern whale.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 49 Downloads
A Tale of a Whale: And Why It Can Be Told
Students examine the characteristics of particular whales. In this whale characteristics lesson, students discover the methods scientists use to track whales and attempt to match the unique pattern of callosities themselves. A role playing activity is included in which the students pretend to be scientists who may have spotted a special whale named Phoenix.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
A Whale of a Problem
Students evaluate the possible causes contributing to the decline of the killer whale population from a number of differing perspectives. They present their findings in a talk show format and in letters of advocacy regarding
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 21 Downloads
Diving Whale Sculpture
Students identify two types of whales: toothed whales and baleen whales, and understand that whales come to the surface for air. Then they recognize that whales are mammals (they nurse their young and are warm-blooded). Students also research whale's eating habits, parenting, migration, and means of communication.
4th - 12th Science 5 Views 7 Downloads
Magic School Bus: The Wild Whale Watch Lesson Plan
Students research information about whales. In this early childhood lesson plan, students create an illustration of a whale to display in a sea scene in the classroom. Students then use the library and internet to research a whale of their choice, focusing on how the whale has adapted to the ocean environment.
K - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads
How Whales Hear
Students investigate how a whale's ear is different from those of other animals. In this sound lesson, students watch a video that canhelp them understand how whales hear. Students also conduct an investigation that shows students how vibrations transmitted into the inner ear create the sounds that we hear.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads