Animals and Environment Teacher Resources
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Lesson: Differing World Views: Human and AnimalsLesson Planet
2nd - 6th
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research...
Discovering Plants and AnimalsLesson Planet
Pre-K - 1st CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the backyard, the school yard, the gardens, and the Internet, small children discover the world around them. The bugs, animals, and plants are alive, but is the lawn mower? An engaging activity that will help them understand...
Where'd You Get All Those Dead Animals?Lesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do zoologists collect animal specimens for research? And, how many animals is enough? Explore both sides of a current debate in the scientific community using a video that is part of a larger playlist on mammals. Topics include where...
Worksheet: Environments of Past and PresentLesson Planet
4th - 7th
After reading about how polar bears and camels are specifically adapted to their environments, young zoologists choose an animal and do the same. They work in groups to discuss how humans interact with their surroundings and then design...
Rainforest Animals and Plant Life in the Amazon JungleLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th
See how the animals and plants of the rainforest are perfectly adapted to each other and their lush environment. This is a short clip from a longer BBC special but works well on its own when used to show environmental interdependence.
Introduce Vocabulary: I See Animals Hiding (Arnosky)Lesson Planet
K - 3rd
Animals are amazing at disguise! Explore the different ways they escape view as scholars learn vocabulary-in-context through Jim Arnosky's book I See Animals Hiding. Prepare pupils to raise their hands when they hear the words by...
Natural Resources, and Human Uses of Plants and AnimalsLesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
As part of their study of the restoration projects on Santa Cruz Island, class members demonstrate their understanding of the connections among plant life, animals, and the actions of humans by crafting a model that reveals these...
Evolution of Fur Color in Mice – Mutation, Environment and Natural SelectionLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Most species of animals include a variety of fur or hair color, but why? Scholars watch a video about a changing environment for mice. As the rocks around them change hues, different colors of mice begin to thrive. Discussion questions...
Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?Lesson Planet
1st CCSS: Adaptable
Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who...
Blubber Mits - Tundra AdaptionsLesson Planet
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
There are not many plants and animals that can survive the cold, harsh conditions of the tundra. This collection of activities and reading passages helps young scientists understand the unique characteristics that allow these amazing...
Why Do Venomous Animals Live In Warm Climates?Lesson Planet
12 mins 6th - 12th
Why do warm, tropical environments seem to be the perfect place to find so many of the world's most venomous animals? Explore several theories in an interesting video. The narrator differentiates between venomous and poisonous, describes...
Rescuing, Relocating, and Rehabilitating WildlifeLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Bring up the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Display the colorful diagram of the coastal and marine organisms living in the area. Show a video about relocating the eggs of the Gulf's sea...
Arctic Animals: How Do They Measure Up?Lesson Planet
K - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
Young scientists grab their measuring tapes, rulers, and yard sticks as they see how big Arctic animals really are. To conceptualize the trait of height or length, each small group will measure out the entire length of an arctic animal....