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Zoology Teacher Resources
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Develop the vocabulary skills of your science class with this five-page packet. Two worksheets are included here; in the first, learners define 10 vocabulary words (like camouflage, mammal, and temperate), and then they study prefixes, suffixes, and root words embedded in their target words. On the second worksheet, they review the spelling of these words, the roots, and they define select words using context clues. The final activity has them look at analogies that use the words. A comprehensive vocabulary packet! Either use this in your classroom, or use the format to create your own vocabulary packets.
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.
Students discover biology by creating a brochure with their classmates. In this zoology lesson, students utilize the web to research a specific region of the world which has animal endangerment issues. Students collaborate in groups to create an educational brochure about the specific location and animal safety.
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.