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Here's Looking at You! Nocturnal Animals-Night Vision

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the special characteristics of nocturnal animals that differentiates them from others animals. They compare/contrast how nocturnal animals survive and grow in the nighttime environment by looking at the senses...
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Nocturnal Animals

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
How do those nocturnal animals see in the dark? This perplexing question does have an answer. First, little ones use their sense of touch to determine the name of a mystery object, then they listen closely to identify various animals by...
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Nocturnal Animals Lesson #4: Owls

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the owl food chain. They discuss owl facts, explore various websites, dissect an owl pellet, create a picture of the owl food chain, read the book, "Owl Babies," and write an owl poem.
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Daytime/Nighttime Animals

For Teachers K - 1st
In this Daytime/Nighttime Animals worksheet, students cut out 7 animals and past them in a section labeled "Daytime Animals" or "Nighttime Animals." Students may color in the pictures.
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Nocturnal Navigators

For Teachers 3rd
Young biologists take a look at some of the unique ways that nocturnal animals survive in the dark. After reading a terrific student handout which is embedded in the plan, learners work together to answer questions about what they have...
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Nocturnal vs. Diurnal Animals

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify nocturnal and diurnal animals. In this animal instructional activity, 1st graders discuss the differences between animals that are active during the day and those that are active at night. Students write summaries...
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Who's Hooting?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students 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 lesson, they use construction paper to make a...
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Animals Active at Night

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students 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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Night Shine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore aquatic animals that are attracted to light. In this science lesson, students observe how aquatic animals respond to light at night. Students search for aquatic animals in the dark and attempt to catch them. Students...
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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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Night Hike

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Learners explore Upham Woods at night and investigate about the special adaptations of nocturnal animals. They identify three nocturnal animals and how they are adapted to the night. Students explain what night vision is and how it works.
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Daytime, Nighttime Animals of the Desert

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students identify a variety of animals and habitats of the desert. They define nocturnal and diurnal, and complete a class Venn diagram comparing different desert animals. Next, they role-play different nocturnal and diurnal desert...
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Who Goes There?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students discover behaviors of nocturnal animals. In this animal behavior lesson, students conduct a night time experiment with black light tracing materials to observe nocturnal animal behavior in the wild.
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"Critters 'R Us" or "Crime Scene Critters"

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students predict, identify, analyze, and categorize the various nocturnal animals found in their immediate area. They set bait around their school, and try to identify the tracks of the animals that eat the food.
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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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Where Do I Go At Night?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners 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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Critters R Us or Crime Scene Critters

For Teachers K - 12th
Students 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. They...
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Day and Night in the World

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
How do different parts of the world experience day and night? Introduce scholars to the concept of global citizenship while teaching about animal behavior with discussion of nocturnal and diurnal animals. Then, learners complete...
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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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Introduction to Noctural Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars define noctural and are introduced to a variety of noctural animals. They navigate web sites in order to research noctural animals and write about and illustrate one noctural animal. They create a chart to represent the...
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Magic School Bus Going Batty

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Have a scary adventure with a set of reading activities based on Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Going Batty! Several worksheets encourage kids to predict what they will learn with a KWL chart, examine the new vocabulary words from...
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The Sonoran Desert

For Teachers 3rd
Little learners examine a map of the southwestern United States and identify the Sonoran Desert. They locate different cities and rivers, determining whether or not each is found within this special ecosystem. A student handout is...
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Animal Activities: Just the tracks, ma'am

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students 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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For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars identify characteristics of bats. In this animal science lesson, students read the book,Stellaluna and record the similarities and differences between bats and birds. Young scholars create a poster or mural about bats.

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