Zoology Teacher Resources
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Polar Bears: Keeping Warm at the Arctic
Learners study the Arctic polar bear, and its body coverings, to see how it survives in the harsh Arctic climate. This lesson was developed in North Carolina, and specifically suggests a trip to the North Carolina Zoological Park. However, the basis of the lesson could be completed without the field trip component. There is a good hands-on simulation involving thermometers, and some excellent supplemental information and extension ideas embedded in the plan.
We All Live Downstream
Get your feet wet in the area of watershed health through a field investigation in a local stream. If there is a local aquarium or zoo you can visit, begin the adventure there by studying local river flora and fauna. If there isn't a zoo nearby or you can't get the kids out for a field trip, take a virtual field trip in the computer lab. Continue with a field investigation at a nearby stream studying the water flow, pH, and more. Although the activities found here are designed for North Carolina, the plan could be adapted for your own region with a few changes.
Zoology Word Search Puzzle
In this zoology worksheet, students define, study and discuss nine key terms associated with zoology. Students circle each key term in a word search puzzle.
Zoology Word Search
In this word search activity, students locate words related to the zoology. The word list includes class echinoidea, pedicellaria, and paleozoic.
Where are Koalas on the Food Chain?
Take a field trip to observe Koalas, absolutely! Budding scientists become familiar with the Koala's position in the food chain. They answer questions based on what they see and draw a food chain explaining the Koalas position. Tip: A lesson like this can be associated with any animal common to your local area.
Influential Scientists Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet
In this science vocabulary worksheet, students read the names of science professionals. From three choices, students choose the correct definition for each word.
Introduction to the Nature Journal
Students create nature journals. In this introduction to the nature journal lesson, students discover the uses of nature journals and begin their own. Students are challenged to use vivid, concise terms in their descriptive language. Activities include describing different birds and following the behavior of a species from a webcam.
Crinoids: Flowers f the Iowa Seas
Students study the rocks and fossils associated with the geologic landscape of Iowa. In this rocks and fossils lesson, students examine fossils that would be found in the Iowa landscape that show evidence of marine invertebrates such as crinoids. They look at the Iowa state rock; the geode and make their own fossils.
Physics: The Basic Science
Students study physics and its relationship to other sciences. In this investigative lesson plan students use the scientific method to solve problems.
In this zoology word search, learners find 30 words. This is a very difficult puzzle with complicated science vocabulary, but there is a word bank.
It's a Penguin's Life!
Students will be studying the penguin community to observe the physical characteristics of the penguin and the relation it has to its community through a distance learning project with the Detroit Zoo.
In this scientific method worksheet, students read and discuss a 2 page article on the scientific method, match 3 founders of the scientific method with what they found or produced, answer 4 statements as true or false, list 3 crucial parts of the scientific method and answer one multiple choice question.
African Animals in Habitats
Students study the characteristics of animals in African habitats. In this African animals lesson, students discuss the questions from the given link and create a KWLH chart about zoos with four columns to record information about African animals. Students then work in groups to study pictures of African animals in zoo habitats. Students view a video and select an African animal and record observations about the animals. Students create a PowerPoint for the activity.
"A Typical Day at Seaworld" one day visit
Explore the business side of careers in zoological or marine parks. Learners use the internet, field trips, and their research skills to develop an understanding of what skills are needed to work in an animal park environment.
Have to Have a Habitat
Young scholars create a zoological and botanical garden made up of a variety of species from around the world.
Spineless - YES... Helpless - NO!
Students distinguish between invertebrate and vertebrate organisms while examining the zoological classes of a number of invertebrates. They illustrate a food web of these organisms and investigate the impact of humans on the oceanic environment while completing the attached handouts.
Students study the traits of three groups of animals. They draw conclusions about how the animals are different and alike. They observe how a collection of objective traits can be used to classify living things.
In this vocabulary worksheet, 3rd graders will match 15 words to the correct definition. The words cover a variety of subjects and include huge and caduceus.
Second graders examine the life cycle of plants and animals. For this life cycle lesson, 2nd graders watch a PowerPoint presentation and students discuss the characteristics of camels, crickets and fleas. Students review facts about animal lives and compare and contrast the facts about the new animals they have studied.
The "Nuts and Bolts" of Taxonomy and Classification
Young scholars develop classification scheme that meets the established rules of the Linnaean system. They write one page essay on classification choices.