The Lion as Predator - Agile as a Cat LESSON OVERVIEW In this lesson, students will learn about some key adaptations that make the mountain lion an effective predator. They will do this by comparing the ability of mountain lions to perform certain actions
Students discuss some key adaptations that make the mountain lion an effective predator. They compare the ability of mountain lions to perform cetrain actions, such as jumping and listening, with the ability of humans to perform the same actions.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 3: Humans and Lions - Sharing Space through Time
A worksheet showing both historic and current ranges of mountain lion populations is given to emerging ecologists. They examine human population data as well and try to determine if there is any correlation. Critical-thinking questions...
6th - 8th Science
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 2: The Lion as Predator - Feast of Plenty
Middle and high schoolers examine the basics of a mountain lion's diet by examining food chains and food webs. Learners are each assigned one of the lion's prey species and they must construct a food chain for this animal. They see how a...
6th - 12th Science
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 1: The Lion as a Predator - Agile as a Cat
Middle school zoologists compare their physical abilities to those of a mountain lion. They record jump height and distance. Next, they measure their peripheral vision and hearing. They discover that their abilities do not even begin to...
5th - 8th Science
New Review Adaptation and Evolution
Um may be the atomic symbol for confusion, but it won't be needed in this instructional activity. Scholars rotate through seven stations completing experiments, hands-on activities, writing exercises, and analysis. Stations include...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird...
5th - 9th Science
The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation
The pocket mouse can be light brown like the sands of the desert, or dark brown like the volcanic lava flows that are interspersed throughout New Mexico's Valley of Fire. It seems that predators have weeded out light colored mice in this...
10 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed