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36 resources with the concept animal species

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Big and Little

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research biology by reading a book regarding different species. In this animal characteristics lesson, students read the book Big and Little by Joy Cowley. Students answer study questions regarding animals and their offspring as...
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Jay Play

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars explore animal characteristics by participating in a bird observation activity. In this blue jay identification lesson, students discuss the different types of blue jays native to their environment and bait them to come...
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Learning the Causes of Extinction

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars investigate reasons why species go extinct.  In this animal population instructional activity, students discuss and create a list of the 5 main reasons animals go extinct.  Young scholars complete a sentence completion...
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Biome Project

For Students 7th - 9th
In this earth science worksheet, students act as travel agents for a particular biome and construct a brochure to sell the class on benefits of taking a vacation to their biome. They include each of the features given in the exercise.
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Native vs. Non-native Species: Who Will Win?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine non-native species and the problems they have caused in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They create a "Wanted" poster for one of the species. They describe the effects of non-native species on the schoolyard species.
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Web of Life Game

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewGet caught in a web of learning. Classmates play a game to build a web to model the interaction of species that live in a specific ecosystem. They each assume the role of one species and work together, passing a ball of twine to indicate...
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Adaptations for Movement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What animals are best suited for moving around a rainforest, or a desert? Design your own animal species based on a particular habitat, focusing on the characteristics it will need for optimal movement. Great as a group lesson or...
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Species Charades

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students identify endangered species. In this endangered species lesson, the teacher leads a discussion about endangered species, then the class plays a game of charades to pantomime animal behavior.
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For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore biology by participating in a science vocabulary activity. In this animal species lesson, students define a list of animal vocabulary terms as well as practice using them in sentences with the appropriate adjectives and...
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Animal Kingdom: Discovering Those We Live With

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Pupils research different kinds of animals, answer short answer questions about them, and create animal summaries in groups. In this animals lesson plan, students list strengths and weaknesses of their animals.
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Animal Facts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders list five facts about an assigned animal, and complete a bird beak activity, using pliers, blunt pencils, forceps, clothespins, and a spoon that represent different types of beaks; students complete chart showing best type...
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Eco-Logical: A Coastal Logic Problem

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the characteristics of five coastal communities. They use logic cards and matching activities to identify the proper community for plant and animal species.