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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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My Favorite Animal At The Zoo Pie Graph

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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...
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King of Beasts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct research on lions and their natural habitats and how zoos provide lions with more natural surroundings while in captivity. They draw a picture of a lion in a habitat of their choice and add details to the scene's...
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Brain Zoo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't love a day at the zoo? Use an observation and inference lab to get young anatomists to recognize similarities between mammalian species based on brain structures. You provide the brains, this lesson provides set-up...
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Word Exercises with Zoo Animals

For Teachers 3rd
In this word exercises with zoo animals worksheet, 3rd graders match 6 animals with descriptions, then solve a crossword puzzle with 6 clues.
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My Zoo

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students promote a geographic region from around the world. In this geographic regions lesson, students choose a geographic location to promote travel to. Students research the region and the animals there. Students create a travel...
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The Zoo is Coming, The Zoo is Coming

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write a letter to a fictional governor about the pros and cons of a zoo coming to town. They discuss the problems associated when an animal is taken out of its natural habitat and recognize how an animal depends on its...
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Zoo Programs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners research zoo animals and plants native to each zoo animal's environment. They measure and cut stencils of animals and plants to use in printing a cover for a zoo animal report. They locate photos of both and create a classroom...
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Moctezuma's Zoo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it matter if Moctezuma had a zoo? Learners consider the question to decide whether the Aztecs were an advanced civilization or if European colonialism brought civilization to them. Using images of primary sources, including...
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Mad Libs Worksheet: A Day at the Zoo

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this mad libs worksheet, students fill in the blanks to a mad lib with different parts of speech that it asks for. Students fill in 12 blanks describing a day at the zoo.
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Bird Adaptations Pre-visit Activity for the Minnesota Zoo

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students 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...
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We're Counting At The Zoo!

For Teachers K
Budding mathematicians use sets of concrete materials to represent, count, and match quantities to 10 or more given in verbal or written form while participating in hands-on activities. This lesson uses the book 1, 2, 3 To The Zoo.
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Baffling Biomes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students, in groups, research the five major biomes: aquatic, desert, forests, grasslands and tundra. They visit a zoo and aquarium and then film footage of representative animals for their biomes. They create a movie of their research.
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Zoo Animal Probability Graph

For Teachers 1st - 7th Standards
Capture the engagement of your young mathematicians with a collaborative graphing activity. Using a deck of zoo animal picture cards, students select a picture from the deck, record the chosen animal on a graph, and then replace the card...
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How to Tame a Field Trip to the Zoo

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Keep your pupils focused on field trip learning objectives with before, during, and after activities.
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These Crazy Cute Baby Turtles Want Their Lake Back

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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. 
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The Invisible Zoo

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students differentiate cold and warm-blooded animals using infrared images. In this physics activity, students compare the images formed by infrared and visible light. They explain how scientists use infrared technology to study animals.
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Zoo Vet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers come up with a list of all the animals that might be found in a zoo. They think of all the things that a zoo needs to do and provide for each animal. They discuss what the role of any zoo should be. They design a healthy...
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Zoo

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students are participate in several activity centers in order to better understand what a zoo is. In this zoo themed activity, students discuss things found in a zoo and rotate through different centers with zoo themes.   Centers focus...
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Activities for a Day at the Zoo

For Teachers K - 6th
A trip to the zoo can result in a multimedia presentation and a variety of interesting research topics.
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Zoo Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders scientific knowledge of animals and animal kingdoms are reinforced and enhanced. They gain more experience navigating the World Wide Web. Students go on a Zoo Scavenger Hunt.
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Zoo Animals Spelling

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this spelling unit learning exercise, students learn 10 words about zoo animals. Students demonstrate their knowledge by completing word search, scrambled words, sentence writing, alphabetical order and taking a test.
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At the Zoo

For Students K - 1st
In this zoo worksheet, students cut out 9 words and match them with the correct animals. These animals include a bear, monkey, giraffe and elephant.
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Life Systems- Zoo Central

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners investigate the various aspects associated with living things while also concentrating on their basic needs. They explore the aspects of movement and growth in plants and animals. This is done through research and other...
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Zoo Animal Experts

For Teachers K
As part of an exploration of zoo animals, kindergarteners conduct research on their favorite animal and compile their information. Learners write about their animal in a journal and create a trading card. The culminating activity is a...
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Where Is the Tiger?

For Students Pre-K - K
Kindergartners develop their counting skills using a colorful, zoo-themed worksheet. After looking closely at the picture, learners circle all of the tigers, count them, and then write the answer in the circle provided. A great activity!
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The Zoo Book

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this Zoo Book worksheet, students read a book about a little girl who visits the zoo. Example sentences include, "I like the zoo. I like the lion. I like the monkey."
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Zoobilation

For Teachers K
Youngsters become familiar with zoo animals. They sort them into categories, and choose an animal to act out. Two zoo centers are created in the classroom that have examples of the animals for the pupils to play with. Then, they choose...
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Introduction to Zoo Animals

For Students Pre-K - K
In this zoo instructional activity, students listen to an introduction about the zoo. Students form 4 rows of upper and lowercase letter Z's and the word zoo.
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A Zoo From the Perspective of an Animal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students differentiate between animal classes and identify strategies animals use to protect themselves. They identify the basic needs of animals and explain the role of zoos in preventing animal extinction.
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Zoo Animals and their Climate

For Teachers K
Students read a story about animal habitats.  In this zoo animals lesson, students read books about zoo animals and their habitats.  Students decide whether animals live in cold or hot habitats.
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Zoo Tour: Use Your Senses, Test Your Skills

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this animal related instructional activity, learners, after touring a zoo, record what they saw, heard, and smelt at the zoo and then relate those senses to their own personal lives.
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Twas the Day Before Zoo Day

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this zoo math worksheet, students read and solve 10 word problems pertaining to the zoo. Students mark the correct answer from 4 choices. This is related to a literature book called Twas the Day Before Zoo Day.
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Escapade Zoo on Apollonia

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create information pages on 10 zoo animals that they discover in Second Life. In this zoo animals lesson plan, students include the name, species, a drawing, their diet, and more.
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Our Zoo Friends

For Teachers 1st
First graders plan and create a model zoo depicting the natural habitats of animals. Their models include animals and a display of written factual information about the animals. Students present their project by conductig a tour of...
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Imaginary Insect Zoo

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students construct imaginary insects. In this insect activity, students will discover the anatomy of their favorite insect and apply it to their own creation. Student will write a description of their model, and put the insect models...
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Animals You Can See at the Zoo

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this zoo animal worksheet, students read facts about different zoo animals then answer questions regarding the different animals.
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Z is for Zoo

For Students Pre-K - K
In this handwriting learning exercise, students trace and write 3 different sets of the letter 'Z.' Then, students trace and write the word 'zoo' and describe its meaning as seen in the picture shown in the spaces provided.
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September 9, 1963 - Ming Ming

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt learning exercise, students learn that on September 9, 1963, the first giant panda was born in captivity at the Beijing Zoo. Students write about the advantages or disadvantages to animals who are born in captivity.
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Polar Bears in Captivity

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this polar bears activity, students answer short answer questions about how polar bear's needs are met at the zoo. Students complete 6 questions.
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Use Adjectives For Colors

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this adjectives learning exercise, students complete 3 sentences with an adjective from the word box and then write about an animal in the zoo utilizing adjectives.
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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost observational skills with an inquiry-based lesson that takes scholars on a virtual field trip. With help from webcams, learners observe animals in a zoo or aquarium. Observations go into a journal and a discussion is held to review...
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Zoom-In:Zoo Experiences

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners notice details in a picture.  In this zoom-in zoo  lesson, students identify small details in a larger picture and continue to observe as the image zooms out. Learners discuss and take notes.
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Guided Reading: At the Zoo

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars read At the Zoo. In this guided reading lesson, students preview the text and discuss the vocabulary. Young scholars read the text and make connections. Students write a sentence about the story.
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iPod Audio Tours

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students cooperate in small groups to create an audio tour of a zoo exhibit during a field trip. They record personal reactions, zoo sounds and information learned about the exhibit. They then edit the audio recording and add music to...
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Scavenger Hunt: Creature Features

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this animal/science worksheet, students participate in a scavenger hunt to locate a variety of animals with different shapes, sizes and colors found in a zoo.
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The Zoo or The Circus: Bar Graphs

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this bar graph worksheet, students answer 4 questions based on a set of bar graphs. Children also explain in words how they can tell that more children "voted for the zoo."
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My School's a Zoo

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore the story My School's a Zoo. In this language arts lesson, students read the story and discuss the vocabulary words. Students discuss the meaning of the vocabulary words.
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Biome Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students take a quiz on Biomes from the Minnesota Zoo. The Biome Quiz models the Biome Triangle in which they match twenty animals they researched and observed at the zoo with the different biomes they live in. The quiz includes an...
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What Kind of Animal Is That? Scavenger Hunt

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this animals worksheet, students explore the Internet to access one specific website to locate the answers to match up five zoo animals to their descriptions.
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Where Is the Alligator?

For Students Pre-K - K
In this counting worksheet, students analyze a picture of zoo animal toys. Students locate all of the alligators, circle them, and write the number that tells how many.
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Help! All the Zoo Animals Have Escaped!

For Teachers 1st
Oh no! The animals have escaped! Students start this lesson on animal habitats with a game, where the 'Zookeeper' gives clues to find the missing animals. When the fun is over students use a graphic organizer to sort animals into their...
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Zoo Habitat Design

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars design a zoo habitat for an animals. In this zoo habitat lesson, students develop an idea for a zoo habitat that would meet the needs of a specific animal. They solve problems that might be encountered by using their...
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A Fun Science Lesson Plan about Habitats at the Zoo

For Teachers 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...
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Subatomic Particle Zoo

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Everything is made up of atoms, but what are atoms made up of? The simulation explores subatomic particles. It focuses on hadron, boson, and lepton groupings as scholars learn about quarks, neutrinos, gluons, and more.
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What are Mammals?

For Teachers K - 1st
Pupils differentiate between wild and tame animals, explain how to classify mammals into groups based on common charactertistics and comprehend the values of zoos. They listen as the teacher reads Psalm 50:10 and explains that all of the...
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Reading Comprehension: Compare and Contrast

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What do a zoo and a farm have in common? Second graders read about each place, and compare and contrast the details using two multiple choice questions.
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Imaginary Insect Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this science activity, students create an imaginary zoo. Students write information about their imaginary insect, including its name, how it eats, hears, seeing, smells, and eats.
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Zoos

For Teachers 4th - 7th
How do the experiences of animals living in zoos differ from animals living in the wild? To prepare for a performance assessment on this question, class members are introduced to key concepts and vocabulary, and then groups use a Venn...
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Komodo Dragons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Komodo dragons are very rare reptiles. They are also scarcely bred because it takes a lot of time and patience. However, at the Denver Zoo, you can meet some new hatchlings and their parents. Watch this video to learn more about these...
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Multiplication Strategies - A Day at the Zoo

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This is an amazing 33-page resource for teaching multiplication! Your mathematicians will discover the connection between multiplication and repeated addition. They also will work collaboratively with arrays while studying zoo animals....
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On the Farm or at the Zoo?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss the relationship between people and different kinds of animals, then categorize animals into two groups: farm animals and zoo animals.
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Design A Zoo

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders view a PowerPoint created by the teacher which classifies animals based on habitats. After the presentation, student groups design and create a floor plan of a zoo. In this animal habitat lesson, 3rd graders research...
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At the zoo

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this zoo worksheet, students match pictures with words and sentences about being at the zoo. Students complete 6 matches total.
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Intraspecies Vs. Interspecies Interactions

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the different types of interspecies and interspecies interactions that can occur during a field trip to the zoo. In small groups, they create ethograms for ten minute observations of at least two different species in a...
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Animal Conservation: Animals in Focus

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students visit the Minnesota zoo to conduct a behavioral assessment of one of the species that is part of the Species Survival Plan. In small groups, they gather information from signs, draw the exhibit features, and record the animals'...
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Animal Classification Stair Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students practice classifying animals in the proper phylum and writing proper scientific names. They create a stair grid to classify each animal they see during a field trip to the Minnesota Zoo. They use this grid to identify the...
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Pictograms: Animals in the Zoo

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this math worksheet, students examine a pictogram which shows data about how many of 5 species of animals live in the zoo. Students answer 7 word problems about the pictogram.
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Dear Zoo

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view the cover of the book, Dear Zoo and talk about the animal in the packing case and the different kinds of animals you find at the zoo. They then read the book as a class, joining in where possible. They then view the...
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Going to the Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this interactive listening comprehension worksheet, students listen to the song "Going to the Zoo" and complete a missing song lyrics exercise. There are 16 missing words to complete.
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Taronga Zoo

For Students 4th - 6th
In this online Taronga Zoo activity, students click on the underlined blue word or words to find the answers to twelve questions associated with the Taronga Zoo in Asia.
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Zoo Puzzle

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
In this zoo puzzle, students identify animals that are found in a zoo. A list of 18 animals are provided for students to locate. All are animals that are easy to recognize.
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Reading Comprehension: Zoos

For Students 7th - 8th
Do you know where Spain's largest zoo is? Give your beginning and lower-intermediate Spanish classes this short reading comprehension assessment about zoos in Spain. After reading the five-sentence paragraph, learners answer five...
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Grade 5 Literacy: TCRWP Nonfiction Reading and Opinion/Argument Writing

For Teachers 5th Standards
Choose a side! Pupils watch and read several nonfiction resources about zoos. After gathering their research, they choose a side either for or against closing zoos. Scholars complete KWL charts, anticipation guides, flow charts, and...
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Going to the Zoo

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this zoo learning exercise, students fill in the blanks to a song about going to the zoo and then answer multiple choice questions about it. Students fill in 12 words to the song and answer 8 questions.
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Creating Zoos and Habitats

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils design a model zoo. They discuss the pros and cons of zoos and work in groups to design a natural habitat for a zoo animal. They create models, write animal reports and present their research to the class.
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Biome-Ecology Unit with a "Design a Zoo" Extension

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students participate in a three part unit about biomes. Part one, students research the biomes of North America and part two consists of research on zoos and a field trip to a zoo. While part three ties together the first two when...
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Design a Zoo Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research animals to become experts on them. They design a zoo to fit their animal's climate and region. They create a computer drawing of their zoo at the end of the lesson.
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Exploring Zoo Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research topics related to zoos and zoo animals. They compare and contrast the size of animals, make a book of facts about bears, draw snakes, and write animal stories and poetry. They complete a series of writing and creative...
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The Zoo

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students work in groups of four to create a zoo. They discuss each animal, decide which ones would be best suited to live near each other, and build spaces for the animals.
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Zoo Animal Habitats

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students visit a zoo or other animal containment facility. They observe, photograph, and record information about animals and their needs. They interview zoo personel and record their responses.
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Zoos and Captive Breeding

For Students 6th - 8th
After reading pages 470-472 of an unspecified textbook, students compare statements about zoos and captive breeding to information presented in text for statements of truth. Students change statements that are false so that the...
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Word Search: Zoo Word Search

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this zoo animals worksheet, learners analyze 12 words in a word bank that are names of zoo animals. Students locate and circle the words in a word search puzzle in the shape of the word ZOO.
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Animals at the Zoo

For Teachers K - 5th
Students identify a variety of animals that can be found at the zoo and select one to conduct research on. In pairs they conduct Internet research, complete a graphic organizer chart, and create a two slide PowerPoint presentation.
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The Zoo

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this zoo worksheet, students define, show examples and discuss nine zoo animals in detail and then locate and circle each one in a word search puzzle.
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Research at the Zoo

For Teachers 1st
First graders go to a local zoo on a field trip. When they come back, they choose an animal to write a report on. conduct on line research under the supervision of an adult. Their assignment was to locate and print out a picture of their...
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"The Zoo" Writing Practice- Finish the Story

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this writing practice worksheet, students read the beginning of a story entitled, "The Zoo." They write an original ending to the story which is about a class field trip.
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Zoo groups

For Students 5th - 8th
In this zoo animals worksheet, learners read about a particular zoo animal and answer the math word problems about the amount of meals, pounds, herds, and more. Students complete 6 problems.
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Sunwise Animals at Your Zoo

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this science worksheet, students read about how 11 different animals protect themselves from the sun. Students try and locate the animals at the zoo.
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Photo Find- At the Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this animals word search puzzle, students locate the names of 14 zoo animals. The puzzle is more interesting because the word bank of animal names includes a close up photograph of each animal.
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What I Saw At The Zoo

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this writing about a trip to the zoo instructional activity, students view the cover sheet, "What I saw at the zoo", and write about their experiences at the zoo. Students write 1 answer.
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Zoo Word Search

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Zoo Word Search worksheet, students find 25 words related to the zoo in an elephant-shaped word search. Example words include camel, llama, and monkey.
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The Zoo

For Students Pre-K - K
In this animal instructional activity, students read about the different animals seen at the zoo. Each sentence begins with "I see..." and is illustrated with a picture.
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Reading a Map: Zoo Map

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this using map skills instructional activity, students study a map of the zoo and use it to follow directions. Students draw a circle and an x on specific locations, fill in the blanks, and color a street to answer 5 questions.
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Physics at the Zoo

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students visit a local zoo and answer physics questions that are a part of zoo life.  In this zoo physics lesson students answer questions that have to do with the physics of animal size, their center of gravity and how animals travel.
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Coloring Fun ...

For Students Pre-K - K
In this color words worksheet, students study a picture of children at the zoo. Following the directions given, students color each part of the picture the specified color.
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Animals in the zoo

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this animals worksheet, students fill in the blanks of missing information about a panda, elephant, and giraffe. Students fill in 12 blanks.
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Kindergarten Zoo Worksheet

For Students K - 2nd
In this animal match worksheet, students match the pictures of the bear, lion, and tiger to the words that represent each of them.
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Zoo Animals

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this unique science based worksheet, students view a variety of seven zoo animals, read the word in front of each one and then color the correct picture of each one.
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Zoo Poo

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use Internet research to determine the amount of carbon dioxide produced per unit energy for biomass and coal. In this alternative energy lesson plan, students research to find out how much energy and carbon dioxide several coal...
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I Know What I Am... but, What Are You? (Classifying Living Things)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners 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...
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Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Birds

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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The Local Zoo Food Court

For Students 7th - 8th
In this measurements instructional activity, students solve and complete 3 different problems that include the measurements of a food court at the local zoo. First, they study the diagram illustrated of the food court and its labeled...
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Decide How to Write the Quotient - ELL

For Students 4th - 5th
In this zoo ELL vocabulary learning exercise, students read the explanations for the bold words that relate to the zoo. Students then label each picture with a term from the box.
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The New Zoo

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore animal characteristics by researching the animals in a zoo. In this video documentary lesson, students view the local zoo and create a documentary about a single animal they found at the zoo. Students present their...
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Visiting a Zoo

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a paragraph about a family at the zoo. They then answer 5 true and false questions about the reading. Finally, students write a paragraph explaining how Mr. Chow can solve his problem.
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Zoo Song Book

For Teachers K
Pupils use descriptive words to describe zoo animals.
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Zoo Animal Word Search Worksheet

For Students 3rd
In this zoo animal word search activity, 3rd graders locate 17 names of animals that would reside in the zoo. They read the name of another animal upon completion of the puzzle.
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Matching: At the Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this zoo vocabulary worksheet, students match a set of zoo related pictures to their names and sentences describing actions: giraffe, kids, elephant, seal, panda and monkey.
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At The Zoo-Matching Activity

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this zoo matching worksheet, students match a set of zoo related pictures to their corresponding names and sentences about their actions.
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Vocabulary- At The Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this zoo vocabulary instructional activity, learners match a set of pictures of animals and people with their names and associated sentences about what they are doing.
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My Pet Zoo

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore reading comprehension by reading a children's story in class. In this animal characteristics lesson, students read the story My Pet Zoo and analyze the themes of nature and animal life. Students complete an animal...
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Activity Plan 3-4: It's a Zoo in Here!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create a classroom zoo for large-group science learning. For this early childhood science lesson, students develop their language, science, creativity, and fine motor skills as they research zoo animals and create classroom...
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Let's Go to the Zoo!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Make going to the zoo a great learning experience for your students with these engaging lesson plans.
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The African Savanna

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with...
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Absurdities

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this absurdities worksheet, students pick out absurd sentences and absurd pictures in a picture of a zoo. Students complete 2 activities.
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A Day At The Bronx Zoo

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research and write reports about animals after visiting the Bronx Zoo.
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Clarification Writing-What Could I Add To The NC Zoo

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders apply their knowledge of clarification writing and address, What Animal or Plant Would You Add to the NC Zo? students must research their plant or animal to determine if the zoo ecosystem could support the species.
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Zoo visitors look up to new baby

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils, after playing a game of animal 'identity', review and practice key vocabulary words orally and written into their notebooks for this lesson plan. They read a story about a new arrival at the zoo and answer text questions together...
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Naming Zoo Animals (In Navajo)

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars investigate zoo animals and name various zoo animals in Navajo. They take a field trip to the zoo, take digital pictures of various animals, conduct research, and name each animal in Navajo.
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Visit The Virtual Zoo!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students observe animals in zoo habitats. In this life science lesson, students access the Internet and visit zoo websites in order to virtually observe animals. Students record their observations.
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Introduce Vocabulary: My School's a Zoo

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars are read My School's a Zoo, by Stu Smith. In this vocabulary focused instructional activity, students discover the definitions to four new words. They work as a group to discuss the meanings of the words both before and...
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Home Away From Home

For Teachers K - 4th
Students discover some of the threats to tigers in the wild and some of the challenges of keeping them in wildlife preserves and zoos. They then sketch and explain their designs for sensible tiger enclosures in zoos.
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African Animals

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate African animals. In this African animals lesson, students study habitats and eating habits of different African animals. Students construct a virtual zoo on Second Life.
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Defining and Finding Animal Classifications

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore animal classifications. In this Science lesson, students classify animals within a zoo. Students make a presentation about an animal from the zoo.
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Animal Classification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars use taxonomy in practical setting of the zoo. They practice identifying animals using their knowledge and understanding of taxonomy, phylum characteristics, and binomial nomenclature.
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Around Your Town

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars use web sites to find information. In this geography lesson plan, students brainstorm a list of places in their community, talk about the way zoos are organized and explore the uniqueness of the fifty states in the United...
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The World's Smallest Animals

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students 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 catching...
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Zoo's Clues!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students determine the difference between major and minor details after researching animals and completing graphic organizers. They write descriptive paragraphs for classmates to guess what animal is being described.
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Visit the Virtual Zoo!

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students visit a virtual zoo through a given website. Students answer 3 questions about extinct species, 4 questions about pandas and monkeys, and 2 questions about amphibians.
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Young Writer's Workshop Writing Prompt Worksheet- Monkeys at the Zoo

For Students 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.
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A Day at the Zoo

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students navigate through a zoo to learn about five animals in the zoo. For this zoo research lesson, students answer a variety of questions and find additional information on animals. Students design a portfolio with photographs and...
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At the Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this at the zoo worksheet, students watch a YouTube video that uses sign language to express a song about animals at the zoo. They use drop down menus to fill in the blanks to the lyrics of the song. They mark the proper picture of 8...
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The Winchester Zoo Problem

For Students 9th - 10th
In this algebra worksheet, students calculate how many vultures and cows are located in the zoo given the total number of heads and feet. There is an answer key.
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Zipping Around the Zoo

For Students 2nd
In this reading a schedule worksheet, 2nd graders are given a table with the times that activities will happen at the zoo. They decide what they would like to do at the zoo and create a schedule of activities for themselves.
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Dr. Seuss Activity: My Zoo

For Students K - 2nd
In this Dr. Seuss worksheet base on If I Ran The Zoo, students draw a picture of an animal they would have at the zoo and give it a name. A website reference is given for additional resources.
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Phyto- v. Zoo- Plankton

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify two broad groups of plankton: phytoplankton and zoo plankton. They describe the general body adaptations which characterize each group. They discuss and write about what it would be like to be carried around by the...
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Baby Animals Debut at Zoos

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students determine the names of animal babies, then read a news article about zoo's experiencing animal births. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with vocabulary activities, then students read the news...
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Missing Words

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this fill in the blank/drawing activity, learners select words from a wordbank in order to respond to the 5 questions and draw a picture for the last question.
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We Saw Him at the Zoo

For Teachers K - 1st
Explore sentence fluency and the rhythm it creates with new readers. Learners will listen to the language patterns in Is your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino. They will compose lyrics to a song for a class book entitled Mary Saw a Little...
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Zoo Animal Facts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a fact sheet naming an animal's habitat, distinguishing characteristics, eating type, country of origin, and any interesting information that they research. They illustrate their fact sheet and sheets are compiled into a...
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The Zoo

For Students 1st - 2nd
In these reading worksheets, learners will read a short passage and answer the questions that follow. Students will complete a total of 18 fill in the blank tasks pertaining to the story.
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A Trip to the Infrared Zoo

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore infrared image technology. They complete a sorting activity. Students characterize warm-blooded animals. They design a mammal. Students characterize cold-blooded animals. They draw a new infrared image. Students are...
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Zoo Animals

For Teachers 2nd
In this writing worksheet, 2nd graders read each sentence, rewrite each sentence and then draw a line to the picture that matches the sentence stated.
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Plants And Animals: Zoo Interactions

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars design a zoo exhibit making sure to include all of the features a species would need to survive and thrive in the enclosed environment. In small groups, they choose an animal from a list and review the requirements for...
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Zoo Fun!

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this zoo animals worksheet, learners use the cover story "Light, Animals, Action" from the magazine Time for Kids to complete the sentences about the zoo animals. Students create a booklet about the animals.
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Zoo Animals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this zoo animals worksheet, students create five new animals and write the zoological descriptions of them following a detailed description on how to complete the assignment. Students practice using Latin words and find the animals...
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Zz - What Do You See at the Zoo?

For Students 1st
In this letter recognition and drawing worksheet, 1st graders read a selection that is not included and draw a picture of animals they would see at the zoo.
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Zoo Labs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students observe animals at the zoo and then answer questions about the different ways they move, different types of communication they use, their tactile habits, their visual gestures and their vocal-auditory uses. They then observe...
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The Invisible Zoo

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore how infrared images give biologists or zoologists detailed information on how warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals thermoregulate. They are introduced to infrared imaging technology and the information that such images...
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Zoo Trails "Stop and Think" Learning Log

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students complete a learning log as they walk through the trails at the Minnesota Zoo. The learning log engages students in the Discovery Bay, Tropics, and Northern Trails at the zoo with questions about the animals and activities they...
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Word Search: The Zoo

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this zoo animals word search students look for the names of 15 animals. There is a word bank provided for this elephant shaped puzzle.
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Zoo Field Trip

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this animal identification worksheet, students study and then identify the ten different animals that can be found on a field trip to the zoo.
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4th Grade Animal Report

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Congratulations, your students have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with...
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Tigers

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young scholars study Sumatran Tigers using web and print resources. They visit zoo sites and read a Washington Post article to examine the life of this endangered species.
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Pie Chart: Favorite Animal at the Zoo

For Students 3rd - 4th
In these three interpreting a pie chart and answering questions worksheets, students use the data provided to label and color code the blank and outlined pie charts, read and interpret a completed pie chart, and then answer questions...
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Scavenger Hunt: Home Sweet Habitat

For Students 4th - 6th
In this animal habitat learning exercise, students participate in a scavenger hunt that involves an in-depth study of animal habitats and then correlates that concept to the student's own personal habitat's.
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The Animals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo and complete various computer lab excercises to expand their understanding.
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The Zoo: Writing Activity

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this finish the story activity activity, students read a 5 paragraph story entitled "The Zoo". Students use the lines provided to finish the story as they wish.
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Zoo Animal Facts

For Students K - 1st
In this animal facts worksheet, students will read a simple question comparing two animals and circle the correct animal. There are a total of 6 question.
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$1 Math

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
Captivate your class by having them find the value of their names, different zoo animals, musical instruments, etc.,with a mental math lesson plan. Using the coding formula listed, children learn to fluently estimate and calculate simple...
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A Virtual Visit to the Microbial Zoo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students complete a WebQuest on viruses, bacteria, and protists. They explore various websites, and answer discussion questions.
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Zoo Welcomes Baby Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students engage in activities to gain a better understanding of endangered animals. In these animal lessons, students use vocabulary and comprehension skills to gain a better understanding of endangered animals. They also watch video...
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Vocabulary Development Vocabulary Zoo

For Teachers K - 4th
Students practice their vocabulary skills. In this vocabulary skills lesson plan, students recall vocabulary words regarding indoor air quality.
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Animal Alphabet: Kindergarten Zoo

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the letter sounds and read the book, "A, My Name is Alice." They create a page for a class alphabet book or zoo animal display.
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Zoo Phonics Preschool Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K
Have your class discuss the letter /l/ sound. Using a variety of entertaining books, preschoolers identify the sound of this letter. This is a terrific way to review the letter L.
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Letter to the Zookeeper

For Teachers K
A wonderful lesson that combines writing, the study of animals, and the use of a word processor awaits your students. Kindergarteners visit five centers where they come up with questions about an animal. Then students use a letter prompt...
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Using Plural Nouns in Descriptions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Practice making nouns plural and using descriptors in this dual-purpose learning exercise. Your class starts by filling in the blanks in five sentences with adjectives from a word bank, and then making the nouns they modify plural. Next...
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We All Live Downstream

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Get your feet wet in the area of watershed health through a field investigation in a local stream. If there is a local aquarium or zoo you can visit, begin the adventure there by studying local river flora and fauna. If there isn't a zoo...
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Habitats - Explore the World Around You.

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Explore the habitats found around the world. The Desert, Rain Forest, Tundra, Prairie, Grassland, Forest, Marine and Zoo habitats are all covered in this easy to follow presentation. Each slide has a themed background picture, several...
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Dear Zookeeper

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to the book, Dear Zoo. Working in groups, they develop a list of at least three zoo mammals. They write a letter to a zookeeper using four parts, which include a heading, body, closing and signature.
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Animal Clasification Stair Activity 2

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students investigate whether or not their local zoo represents the diversity of animals in the world. After a field trip to the zoo in which they compiled and classified a list of animals, they create a master list of zoo species. They...
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What is Your Favorite Animal?

For Teachers K
Students create a page for a class book "My Favorite Zoo Animal." They view various Internet websites of zoo animal pictures, and write a sentence and draw a picture of their favorite zoo animal to contribute to the class book.
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African Animals in Habitats

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students study the characteristics of animals in African habitats. In this African animals lesson, students discuss the questions from the given link and create a KWLH chart about zoos with four columns to record information about...
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Plants And Animals: United They Stand Divided They Fall

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Young scholars evaluate the plant and animals interactions that occur in a well designed zoo exhibit. They use a guided worksheet and a website from the Minnesota Zoo to sketch and describe the animal behaviors that are encouraged by...
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Miscellaneous Word Problems 49

For Students 5th
In this miscellaneous instructional activity, 5th graders complete multiple choice word problems about food prices, zoos, and more. Students complete 15 problems.

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