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12 resources with the keyterm nocturnal

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Night Eyes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify nocturnal animals based on specific characteristics. In this animals lesson, 5th graders observe an area at night using flashlights. Students record their findings and discuss as a group. 
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the different types of sundials and their history.  For this shadows and time of day lesson students build their own sundials. 
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Critters R Us or Crime Scene Critters

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars identify nocturnal animals in their local area. Using the internet, they view animal tracks to determine which ones might be in around their school. In groups, they examine outside areas and record their observations. ...
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Guided Reading "In the Night Sky"

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students participate in a variety of reading exercises, such as choral reading and reading response journal, to reinforce concepts about space and nocturnal animals.
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Blind as a Bat?

For Teachers K - 5th
Imagine using your ears and voice to see. That is what bats do with echolocation. Demonstrate how echolocation works with this fun game for your classroom. Buzz, buzz!
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World of Insects

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to the world of insects in the puzzle. There are 51 words to locate in the word search.
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Animal Activities: Just the tracks, ma'am

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Learners learn most urban mammals are nocturnal and are difficult to observe. One of the simplest ways to determine the kinds of animals living in your neighborhod is to track them down.
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Who's Hooting?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars in a special education class examine the nocturnal animals in their local area. Individually, they use the internet to research owls and share it with the class. To end the instructional activity, they use construction...
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Nocturnal vs. Diurnal Animals

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify nocturnal and diurnal animals. In this animal activity, 1st graders discuss the differences between animals that are active during the day and those that are active at night. Students write summaries about their...
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Animals Active at Night

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners identify animals that are active at night and the reasons why. They examine the features needed to be a nocturnal animal. They create a representation of one of the animals.
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Where Do I Go At Night?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students describe the requirements of daytime and nightime animals for survival. They identify any behaviors that assist in the animal surviving. They create a representation for the class to view.
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For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students hypothesize and model how the bones in a bat wing are made up.  In this exploratory lesson students test their hypothesis, develop questions about bat parts and watch a video on bats.