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Baffling Biomes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students, 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
Students 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
Middle schoolers 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...
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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
Students 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. For this animal habitat lesson, 3rd graders research...
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Miscellaneous Word Problems 49

For Students 5th
In 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
Young scholars 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....
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Habitat Match

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students 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
Young scholars 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.
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Research at the Zoo

For Teachers 1st
First graders go to a local zoo on a field trip. When they come back, they choose an animal to write a report on. conduct on line research under the supervision of an adult. Their assignment was to locate and print out a picture of their...
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Zoo Animal Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a fact sheet naming an animal's habitat, distinguishing characteristics, eating type, country of origin, and any interesting information that they research. They illustrate their fact sheet and sheets are compiled into a...
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Dear Zookeeper

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to the book, Dear Zoo. Working in groups, they develop a list of at least three zoo mammals. They write a letter to a zookeeper using four parts, which include a heading, body, closing and signature.
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Getting To Know You:learning the Aza Ssp Terminology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the role zoos play in conservation of animals. They research the captive breeding programs that are in place at the Minnesota Zoo. They use the zoo's website to find the American Zoo and Aquarium Associations criteria...
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Plants And Animals: Zoo Interactions

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students design a zoo exhibit making sure to include all of the features a species would need to survive and thrive in the enclosed environment. In small groups, they choose an animal from a list and review the requirements for zoo...
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Conservation SSP Animal Sudoku

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students discover the primary threats to animals that are in the Species Survival Program of captive breeding in zoos. They complete a Sudoku style puzzle and a picture matching activity using a website from the Minnesota Zoo.
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Plants And Animals: United They Stand Divided They Fall 2

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners discuss the social limitations on a zoo's ability to provide animal exhibits that meet all of the requirements for animals to survive and have healthy behaviors in captivity. They compare notes from a visit to the zoo with...
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Working-with-Animals Careers

For Teachers 1st
First graders list and discuss careers that involve working with animals and draw pictures of careers that interest them. They compare and contrast domestic and wild animals.