Primatology Teacher Resources

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Map Coordinates: Monkey Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here's an engaging, meaningful, and clever lesson on map skills for elementary schoolers. Pupils combine story writing with mapping skills to create an original piece of work. They utilize a worksheet embedded in the plan to guide them...
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Primate Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th
In this primate evolution worksheet, high schoolers will review the structures and functions that are characteristic of primates. Students will identify the differences between Old World monkeys, New World monkeys, and prosimians. This...
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Bipedalism: Did Hominids Ride Bikes?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the life and career of paleoanthropologist Zeray Alemseged and the concept of how bipedalism influenced the development of hominids. They view an online profile, participate in and discuss a mini class obstacle course,...
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Using A Story: Miko the Monkey

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this ESL reading learning exercise, students complete 3 pages of exercises and activities pertaining to monkeys. Students take a quiz about monkeys, label pictures, fill in words in a story and complete a word search. The complete...
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Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Focusing on macroevolution and microevolution as well as stasis, an informative presentation includes fossil records, anatomical records, and molecular records. Additionally, it provides a list of the criticisms often used against...
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Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Humans did not evolve from monkeys or chimpanzees—so what does our evolution look like? A video explains the evolution of humans from a common ancestor to homo sapiens. It describes the many branches on our family tree as well as the...
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Why Do Women Have Periods?

For Students 7th - 12th
The female body is an amazing thing. This short video explains the amazing cycle that has developed to ensure the continuation of life. Did you know that only monkeys, apes, bats, humans, and maybe elephant shrews menstruate? 
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Why We Send Animals to Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What were the first living things to travel to space? Long before humans went into orbit, scientists sent animals into space to see how space exploration would affect living things. Viewers of an interesting video learn about how animals...
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Primates of Indonesia

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Monkeys, apes, and gibbons--oh my! The primates of Indonesia are both diverse and plentiful. Your class will enjoy watching this video about the various species of primates.
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Skeleton Scramble Puzzle: Suborder Prosimians

For Students 3rd - 11th
Explore the finer details of primate skulls with these puzzles, incorporating advanced scientific analysis of two suborders- Prosimians and Anthropoidea- and one superfamily- Hominoidea. Learners read about the unique characteristics of...
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Apes To Man

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study primates and their evolution history.  In this role play lesson students view a video on evolution then demonstrate how primates walked and other observations they noticed in the film. 
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Animals - Cursive Writing Practice

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this cursive writing worksheet, students write the names of 7 animals by tracing the dotted lines to form the lower case cursive letters. They write words such as elephant, fish, bird and ape.
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Animals - Printing Practice

For Students 1st
In this printing practice worksheet, 1st graders trace the dotted lines to print the names of 10 animals such as horse, monkey, cow, cat, and elephant.
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I Like to Move It

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
What do lemurs do best? They move! Lemurs like to jump, run, hop, and climb and it's your class's job to document seven fun lemur behaviors. The class starts by discussing why lemurs are considered primates, and then they isolate seven...
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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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Speciation: Of Ligers and Men

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ligers grow at a rate of 2.2 pounds every second day, thus by the end of their first year, they can weigh up to 364 pounds. Ligers are the subject of a video the looks at hybrids and shows viewers how speciation can occur via allopatric...
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Protect the Primates

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make posters about saving the primates. In this primates lesson plan, students discuss primates and environmental changes and make posters with pictures about saving primates.
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Jackson Pollock and Mixing Colors

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discuss how Jackson Pollock always wanted to be an artist. They are told that Jackson Pollock called his paintings action paintings because it took a lot of action to make them, and because they have a lot of eye movement and...
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Primate Evolution

For Students 7th - 12th
In this primate evolution worksheet, students will compare 3 characteristics that all primates share. Then students will compare the traits of current primates to early man by completing 5 short answer questions.
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National Hugging Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this National Hugging Day worksheet, learners complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey,...
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Cinderella: Literacy Skills Packet

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Cinderella worksheet packet, students can practice their literacy skills by unscrambling vocabulary words, doing a crossword puzzle, completing a story sequence activity, answering eight short answer questions, and completing one...
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The Earliest Primates

For Students 7th - 12th
In this early primate worksheet, students will read information about the fossil evidence of the earliest primates. Students will complete 3 short answer questions based on their reading.
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Evolution of Life

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this evolution worksheet, students review the natural selection process and how organisms' adaptations evolve over time. This worksheet has 8 fill in the blank and 11 short answer questions.
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Animals (DeNelian Printing Practice)

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this animal names printing practice worksheet, students first trace 10 names of common animals. Students then write each animal name on the line. This is DeNelian style printing.

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