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.
3rd - 4th Science 6 Views 14 Downloads
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.
7th - 10th Science 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The African Savanna
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with a wide variety of pre-trip activities intended to enhance the overall field trip experience.
1st - 5th Science 37 Views 28 Downloads
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.
4th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your learners will begin by considering how a city is like an organism, adding to T-charts that list what the main intakes, internal processes, and outputs of a city are and how they are performed.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 113 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Conserving our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs
A three-minute clip covers a new strategy for protecting the coral reefs of Fiji while still allowing fishermen to harvest the fish that people survive on. Connectivity is the name of the game. This colorfully animated resource is a worthy example of sustainable practices that you can use as a discussion-starter on sustainability or protecting endangered species and special habitats.
3 mins 5th - 12th Science 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"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.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 1 Download
Spiders in Space
Does a spider spin its web differently in space? What other ways might microgravity affect an arachnid? Pick a topic to research, plan an investigation, and follow astronauts on the International Space Station as they perform some of the same experiments in the microgravity of space.
K - 12th Science 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists.
2nd - 5th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a fictional interview detailing one family's unique experience of uprooting themselves for a better life, class members brainstorm what type of questions might have been asked in the interview.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Do Plants Need Light?
Turn your classroom into a greenhouse with a lesson on plant growth. First, investigate the different parts of seeds, identifying the seed coat, cotyledon, and embryo. Then plant the seeds and watch them grow! Measure the new plants every couple of days to document their growth, moving some into a dark corner of the room to demonstrate their dependence on light.
K - 4th Science 75 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's Is Soil Made Of?
It's time to roll up those sleeves and get a little dirty in the second lesson of this series on the science of food. Investigate where plants and animals get the minerals they need to live in this two-part exploration of soil. First, learners look carefully at soil samples, recording their observations and identifying the different materials they find.
K - 5th Science 99 Views 79 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's That Food?
Get things cooking with the first lesson in this series on the science of food. Working in small groups, young scientists make and record observations about different mystery foods. These descriptions are then shared with the class and facilitate a discussion on the six basic food groups.
K - 5th Science 86 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices with a short explanatory paragraph.
K - 5th Science 90 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Turn your learners into flocks of migratory birds for this fun lesson on animal migration. Prior to the activity, the teacher creates four different migration routes in the classroom or any available open space, labeling nesting areas, non-nesting areas, and stopover locations along each course.
K - 4th Science 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore various ecosystems from around the world as your class discovers the interdependence of all living things. Using the provided sets of ecosystem cards, young scientists work in small groups building food webs to demonstrate the relationships between producers and consumers.
2nd - 5th Science 73 Views 66 Downloads