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32 resources with the keyterm zoos

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Baffling Biomes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners, in groups, research the five major biomes: aquatic, desert, forests, grasslands and tundra. They visit a zoo and aquarium and then film footage of representative animals for their biomes. They create a movie of their research.
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Zoobilation

For Teachers K
Youngsters become familiar with zoo animals. They sort them into categories, and choose an animal to act out. Two zoo centers are created in the classroom that have examples of the animals for the pupils to play with. Then, they choose...
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Letter to the Zookeeper

For Teachers K
A wonderful lesson that combines writing, the study of animals, and the use of a word processor awaits your students. Kindergarteners visit five centers where they come up with questions about an animal. Then students use a letter prompt...
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Intraspecies Vs. Interspecies Interactions

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners explore the different types of interspecies and interspecies interactions that can occur during a field trip to the zoo. In small groups, they create ethograms for ten minute observations of at least two different species in a...
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Animal Classification Stair Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners practice classifying animals in the proper phylum and writing proper scientific names. They create a stair grid to classify each animal they see during a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo. They use this grid to identify the...
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Animal Conservation: Animals in Focus

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students visit the Minnesota zoo to conduct a behavioral assessment of one of the species that is part of the Species Survival Plan. In small groups, they gather information from signs, draw the exhibit features, and record the animals'...
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Elsa the Lioness

For Students 7th - 12th
Elsa is a lioness who was raised by humans in the 1950's. The Adamsons took her in after George Adamson reluctantly killed her mother. Elsa did return to the wild but maintained a very strong bond with the Adamsons until her death in...
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Around Your Town

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students use web sites to find information. In this geography lesson plan, students brainstorm a list of places in their community, talk about the way zoos are organized and explore the uniqueness of the fifty states in the United States...
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Zoo Vet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students come up with a list of all the animals that might be found in a zoo. They think of all the things that a zoo needs to do and provide for each animal. They discuss what the role of any zoo should be. They design a healthy zoo...
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A Zoo From the Perspective of an Animal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students differentiate between animal classes and identify strategies animals use to protect themselves. They identify the basic needs of animals and explain the role of zoos in preventing animal extinction.
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Home Away From Home

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners discover some of the threats to tigers in the wild and some of the challenges of keeping them in wildlife preserves and zoos. They then sketch and explain their designs for sensible tiger enclosures in zoos.
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Design A Zoo

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders view a PowerPoint created by the teacher which classifies animals based on habitats. After the presentation, student groups design and create a floor plan of a zoo. In this animal habitat lesson, 3rd graders research...
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Miscellaneous Word Problems 49

For Students 5th
For this miscellaneous worksheet, 5th graders complete multiple choice word problems about food prices, zoos, and more. Students complete 15 problems.
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Animal Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 8th
This lesson plan template is perfect for any animal your class is learning about. It addresses the animals' physical characteristics, habitats, food, shelter, and places where you can observe the animal. 
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Zoos and Captive Breeding

For Students 6th - 8th
After reading pages 470-472 of an unspecified textbook, students compare statements about zoos and captive breeding to information presented in text for statements of truth. Students change statements that are false so that the...
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Plants And Animals: United They Stand Divided They Fall

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students evaluate the plant and animals interactions that occur in a well designed zoo exhibit. They use a guided worksheet and a website from the Minnesota Zoo to sketch and describe the animal behaviors that are encouraged by the...
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Animal Clasification Stair Activity 2

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students investigate whether or not their local zoo represents the diversity of animals in the world. After a field trip to the zoo in which they compiled and classified a list of animals, they create a master list of zoo species. They...
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Habitat Match

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners discuss the meaning of habitat and create a classroom chart that describes the major types of habitats such as desert, forest and prairie. They practice matching animals to their proper habitats using a worksheet developed by...
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Who is My Mama?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discover the ways different animals reproduce during a trip to the Minnesota zoo. They participate in a read aloud of the story, "Is your mama a Llama?". In small groups, they search the zoo exhibits to match baby animal...
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Food Chains

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students play a game called "Food Chain Leap Frog" to discover the importance of each component in a food chain. They each wear a picture of the sun, animals or plants and discuss the role of each in the food chain. They role play the...
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Our Five Senses

For Teachers K
Students identify their five senses and how the are used everyday. As a class, they develop a list of sounds they hear at a zoo and compare them with a list of sounds they hear at a park or school. They create an instrument on their...
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Exploring Zoo Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research topics related to zoos and zoo animals. They compare and contrast the size of animals, make a book of facts about bears, draw snakes, and write animal stories and poetry. They complete a series of writing and creative...
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Zoo Animal Habitats

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students visit a zoo or other animal containment facility. They observe, photograph, and record information about animals and their needs. They interview zoo personel and record their responses.
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Creating Zoos and Habitats

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students design a model zoo. They discuss the pros and cons of zoos and work in groups to design a natural habitat for a zoo animal. They create models, write animal reports and present their research to the class.