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Algebra I: Extended Performance Task Designing Zoo Exhibits
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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...
Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Hoofstock
5 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Designed
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...
My Favorite Animal At The Zoo Pie Graph
3rd - 4th CCSS: Designed
What is your favorite animal at the zoo? Young mathematicians answer eight multiple choice questions, based on a survey of 50 people presented in a pie graph. Additionally, the graph does not display any numbers, but rather different...
Zoo Printables Collection
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 www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to visit the ABCmouse zoo—perfect for a virtual field trip!
These Crazy Cute Baby Turtles Want Their Lake Back
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Western pond turtles struggle to survive in areas with high pollution and invasive species. The video highlights how zoos help the turtles. and demonstrates a partnership between zoos and the environment around them.
Bird Adaptations Pre-visit Activity for the Minnesota Zoo
4th - 6th
Learners participate in a hands-on activity in order to analyze how physical and behavioral adaptations help and organism survive. Through the activity they look at the different kinds of bird beaks and how they are adapted to the type...
A Fun Science Lesson Plan about Habitats at the Zoo
2nd - 6th
Students explore the animal habitats at the zoo. In this animal science lesson, students read about animal habitats from a textbook and construct a list of animals that live in specific habitats. Additionally, students take a field trip...
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
Young Writer's Workshop Writing Prompt Worksheet- Monkeys at the Zoo
3rd - 4th
In this writer's workshop worksheet, students write an open response essay to extend the prompt, "Two monkeys were loose at the zoo and they..." They see a picture of two monkey wreaking havoc on an man sitting on a bench in the zoo.
I Know What I Am... but, What Are You? (Classifying Living Things)
3rd - 5th
Students examine how to classify living things by effects, environment, and activity. They explore various websites, develop a list of facts they learn about classifications, and participate in a distance online learning session with the...
Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Birds
5 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Birds of a feather flock together, so it's easy to estimate their number. Pupils watch an installment of a larger Real-Life Math series in which a zookeeper explains how she uses math to estimate the number of birds. They then try out...
The Greatest Show on Earth: The World's Smallest Animals
4th - 8th
Young scholars create instruments to capture different types of insects. In this The Greatest Show on Earth: The World's Smallest Animals lesson, students compare the attributes of certain insects and record the data on a chart. After...
Reading and Writing about Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo by Kelly Graves
Student discuss what it means to be bored before listening to Kelly Graves story, Miss Moo Goes To the Zoo. They list the story elements using a graphic organizer and to determine why Miss Moo is special. They discuss how each of is...