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Zoo Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Teach your class about zoo animals with the help of ABCmouse! This set of printables includes word searches, coloring pages, and more. Access these and thousands of other resources for preschool through 2nd grade at...
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Around-The-World-Zoo

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Junior biologists design and maintain a website about a zoo by researching, classifying, and providing the correct habitats for the animals they choose to have in their zoo. This technology-based project can last over an entire semester...
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Zoo Animal Cages

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Build character and satisfy a sweet tooth with an activity that brings scholars together to build a cage for zoo animals using graham crackers, animals crackers, frosting, and licorice. 
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Zoo-Goers Ready to Greet Baby Panda

For Students 2nd - 6th
The Smithsonian's National Zoo, also known as the Washington Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Youngsters read and discuss a news article about Tai Shan, baby panda that was one of the zoos most famous residents. They...
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If I Ran the Zoo

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
Here's a fresh take on a writing prompt. After a reading of Dr. Seuss's If I Ran the Zoo, primary graders imagine a creature for Dr. Seuss's zoo, write a description of their animal, give it a name, explain what it eats, how it behaves,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: My School's a Zoo (Smith)

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Your classroom may feel like a zoo sometimes, but it's nothing like this! Stu Smith's book My School's a Zoo is an excellent way to introduce some fun vocabulary words in context, and it's available on YouTube in case you don't have it....
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First Grade Goes to the Zoo

For Teachers 1st
First graders summarize their trip to the zoo. In this summarizing lesson plan, 1st graders will study animals that they may see at the zoo including their characteristics and habitats. Once the trip is done, they create a word document...
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Zoo Animals

For Teachers K
Before a trip to the zoo, you can have your students complete these motivating activities. Learners listen to the book Do Pigs Have Stripes by Melanie Walsh, and classify a group of animals based on attributes. Then students draw a...
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Algebra I: Extended Performance Task Designing Zoo Exhibits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How fast are animals at the zoo, anyway? Scholars research running speeds of various animals and write equations using these speeds. The final product of this task is to create a zoo exhibit on running speeds and outline a presentation...
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Matching Zoo Animals

For Students K
In this matching zoo animals worksheet, students look at three pictures of zoo animals and draw a line to match the animal with its name.
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Design of a Reindeer Habitat for an Indiana Zoo

For Teachers 6th Standards
What would Rudolph ask for in his ideal home? Pupils analyze the characteristics of the reindeer to create their perfect zoo habitats. A STEM lesson focuses on the design of the habitat while factoring constraints such as space, diet,...
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Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Hoofstock

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Zoos are a great place to learn about math (and see cute animals, too). Part of a larger Real-Life Math series, an informative video, which has a zookeeper describe math in her job, sets the stage for the lesson. Learners answer...
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A Visit to the Madrid Zoo

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners conduct research on animals by visiting the website for the Madrid Zoo. They locate various animals on the website and answer questions about animals and their habitats in Spanish, then create a poster, advertisement, or a press...
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Phonics at the Zoo

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this /m/ sound worksheet, students examine the pictures of 5 zoo animals and color the pictures of the animals that begin with /m/.
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Bronx Zoo

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils prepare for a field trip to the Bronx Zoo. They use maps and descriptions of animal exhibits to give and interpret directions on how to navigate the zoo. They play games, participate in pairwork and whole class discussion.
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Zoo Integrated Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the North Carolina Zoological Park with your class. In this cross-curriculum activity, learners use information from the zoo to create scaled maps, use compasses, and research animals found at the zoo. They take a field trip to...
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Zoo Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Let's go to the zoo! Take a pretend trip to the zoo with a lesson plan about animals that live at the zoo. Kids sing, match animals, practice animal sounds, and read about Sammy the Snake's birthday party.
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Kindergarten Takes a Trip to the Zoo

For Teachers K
Students write, draw pictures and talk about their trip to a zoo identifying the animals that they saw. They create an iMovie that incorporates all of these elements.
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ZOO-per Bingo

For Students 4th - 6th
In this zoo animal worksheet, students participate in a bingo game that involves a wide variety of different animals found in a zoo.
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Zoo Awareness Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Zoo Awareness Day worksheet, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order,...
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A Zoo Book for All

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A visit to the local zoo launches an integrated life science/ language arts research project into the habitat, feeding habits, offspring, lifespan, and other interesting facts about animals. Each group selects two animals to photograph...
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Two-Digit Addition at the Zoo

For Teachers 2nd
Your second graders explore two digit addition with regrouping. They will investigate problem solving strategies within the context of a trip to the zoo. Multiple resources and assessments are provided.
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Alliteration: It’s a Zany Zoo!

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Elephants eat and cheetahs chase in this zany zoo! Kids survey a list of ten animals before adding in an adjective and verb for each to form an alliterative phrase or sentence.
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Beginning Map Activity—The Zoo

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Take a trip to the zoo with a worksheet that supports map skills. Scholars answer four questions about location using directional words. 

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