Zoology Teacher Resources

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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.
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.
For this word search worksheet, learners locate words related to the zoology. The word list includes class echinoidea, pedicellaria, and paleozoic.
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. 
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. Each activity is hands on and involves reading, research, creative thinking, and collaboration to facilitate interest and a deeper understanding of the curriculum. For example, one activity provides children with the opportunity to create a cheetah diorama.
In this zoology word search, students find 30 words. This is a very difficult puzzle with complicated science vocabulary, but there is a word bank.
In this science vocabulary worksheet, students read the names of science professionals. From three choices, students choose the correct definition for each word.
Learners create nature journals. In this introduction to the nature journal lesson, students discover the uses of nature journals and begin their own. Learners 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.
Students study the rocks and fossils associated with the geologic landscape of Iowa. In this rocks and fossils activity, 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.
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 study physics and its relationship to other sciences.  For this investigative lesson students use the scientific method to solve problems.
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.
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 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.
Young scholars study the characteristics of animals in African habitats. In this African animals lesson plan, students discuss the questions from the given link and create a KWLH chart about zoos with four columns to record information about African animals. Young scholars 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. Young scholars create a PowerPoint for the activity.
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.
Learners create a zoological and botanical garden made up of a variety of species from around the world.
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.
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.
Students develop classification scheme that meets the established rules of the Linnaean system. They write one page essay on classification choices.