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Students read books, learn about the letter z, string black and white beads, and more all having to do with zebras. In this zebras lesson plan, students also sway around the room with black and white ribbons.
WHAT, IF ANYTHING, IS A ZEBRA?
Students read the essay, "What, If Anything, Is a Zebra?" following a teacher made reading guide. They investigate cladistics, shared derived characteristics, with further online research to enhance their study of evolution and classificatio
Zebra Mussels and the Lake Erie Ecosystem
Eleventh graders examine the effects of the zebra mussel or other non-native species on Ohio's ecosystems. The zebra mussel is a non-native species that has both positive and negative impacts on Ohio's waterways.
In this zebra mussels worksheet, 7th graders read an article about zebra mussel populations in United States' lakes and rivers. Students read about the negative effects and some positive results and then answer several questions about the passage.
Zebra Mussels and Water Pollution
Research the proliferation of zebra mussels and their effects on local bodies of water. The class obtains zebra mussels and examines them, identifying their basic structures. They brainstorm ways the mussel may have been introduced to Lake Michigan and determine how the zebra mussels affect water conditions.
Alien Invaders: a Zebra Mussel Issue Investigation
Students examine potential dangers of invading exotic species, specifically zebra mussels, and discuss importance of preserving native ecosystems. Students simulate town meeting to devise plan to combat zebra mussel menace, and use diagrammatic webs to trace various effects of zebra mussels on ecosystem.
Zebra Mussel Population Simulation
Students are taught how to format and enter data into an Excel spreadsheet. They make a graph, and interpret graphed data. Students discuss the possible impacts of zebra mussels on the Hudson river. They graph zebra mussel data.
"Zebra" by Chaim Potok
Combine art and literature to teach greater themes and symbolic meaning. Using the plan outlined in this resource, expose your class to the story "Zebra" by Chaim Potok, conduct discussions about social issues and nicknames, and ask individuals to sculpt animals from discarded materials. If you follow this plan, learners will read, write, present, and create!
The Mighty Hudson Stretches its Mussels
Students brainstorm possible causes of zebra mussel migration and population expansion. They identify the key causes and effects of the disturbance of the Hudson River ecosystem and research causes and effects in the disturbances of different ecosystems. They illustrate the flow of energy in the ecosystems they have studied and present their findings to the class.
Ruminating on the Digestive System
Students compare the digestive systems of the buffalo and of the zebra, diagram their systems, and compare their lengths. For this digestive system lesson plan, students learn about their diets as well.
Preschool Alphabet Lesson: Letter Z
In this lesson reinforcing the Letter Z, students hear the story, Zack the Lazy Zebra and engage in several Z themed learning activities. Activities focus on color, shape, and letter recognition, sensory stimulation, and artistic expression.
Great Lakes Ecology
Eighth graders identify the Great Lakes, and describe the habitat of life of a loon. They are able to point to and explain one of the major river systems that enters the Great Lakes with a focus on the Clinton River and the food webs that depend on these fresh water systems. Students are able to describe Purple Loosestrife and Zebra Mussels and the inherent problems they are causing.
Africa Zebra Adjectives Worksheet
In this parts of a sentence instructional activity, students use adjectives to describe a zebra. Students write six adjectives for the zebra and write a sentence using each of those six adjectives.
The Mussels Are Coming
Students work together to identify and describe the various types of mussels. Using a color-coded system, they plot the arrival date of zebra mussels in North American waters. They discuss the increase in their population with the class.
The African Savanna
Students explore world geography by reading an African wildlife story. In this African Savanna lesson plan, students discuss the animals who inhabit the famous open space and read the book African Savanna by Donald Silver. Students create a model zebra using poster board, toilet paper rolls, markers and tape.
In this mazes worksheet, learners determine the most efficient path in a detailed maze to help a zebra find its way back to the herd.
Comparison of Normal vs Mutant Zebra Fish Embryos
Students observe and study mutations. In this mutations lesson, students work in groups to complete observation tables of various mutations of the zebra fish embryos. Groups give presentations about their observations.
Patterns, Patterns, Everywhere
Students identify patterns in the environment. In this patterns lesson plan, students read the book, Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes and identify the patterns in the story. As a follow-up activity students construct patterns of unifix cubes and identify one pattern they can observe in the classroom.
In this proof reading worksheet, 3rd graders read five sentences about zebras. They identify the ten errors in the sentences. Errors include capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Z is for Zeke's Zany Zebra
Learners complete a variety of activities related to the letter z and the /z/ sound. As a class they recite a tongue twister and identify which words in word pairs contain the /z/ sound. Students listen to the book Zigby Hunts For Treasure, and identify the words containing the /z/ sound from the story.