Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

36 resources with the concept animal species

Videos (Over 2 Million Educational Videos Available)
Cells - Overview & Introduction Video
4:07
Cells - Overview & Introduction
Who was Frederick Douglass? Video
3:07
Who was Frederick Douglass?
Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
4:18
Thomas Jefferson - Author of The...
Other Resource Types ( 36 )
Lesson Planet

Artificial Selection

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The second lesson in the series begins with a starter activity discussing wild versus domesticated animals. Then, scholars play a card game, with optional variations, to emphasize artificial selection. Next, they attend a field trip to a...
4:14
Lesson Planet

Why Are Birds Different Colors?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Above all else, a bird's color is what sets it apart from other birds. Learn what creates their unique plumage in an installment of a video series. The video presents the physical and chemical reasons for the variation in colors as well...
Lesson Planet

Discovering the Wallace Line

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When studying locations of specific species, interesting patterns emerge. Young scholars discover this as they plot the location of specific species on a group of islands. Patterns emerge as they identify the Wallace Line. They then...
7:58
Lesson Planet

Which Life Form Really Dominates Earth?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans only make up 0.01 percent of all life forms on Earth. We sure know how to make an impact though! An episode of the It's Okay to be Smart series examines the proportion of different species that inhabit Earth. The narrator compares...
2:38
Lesson Planet

Anole Lizards: An Example of Speciation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens to a species when members become separated by changes in their environment? Present young biologists with the ultimate example species—the anole lizard. A brief video describes the origins of the multitude of anole species...
Lesson Planet

Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your biology class' understanding of biodiversity to a whole new level! Ecology scholars use data to calculate three different diversity indices based on the organisms in the Gorongosa National Park. The four-part activity uses an...
Lesson Planet

Niche Partitioning Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dinnertime on the African savanna is a highly choreographed event! Introduce young ecologists to the concept of niche partitioning through a hands-on activity. Pupils research animal behaviors and use data to develop an understanding of...
Lesson Planet

Human Impacts on Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you always wanted to take your science class on an amazing field trip they will never forget? Now you can! Observe the wildlife in an African savanna through trail cameras with a five-part data analysis activity. Learners analyze...
7:32
Lesson Planet

Speciation

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why can't mules have babies? Answer this—and other burning animal kingdom mysteries—with a short, sweet speciation video! Zoology scholars examine the ins and out of evolution, the role geography plays in inheritable traits, and, most of...
6:04
Lesson Planet

Olinguito

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes a brand new species of mammal is hiding right under our noses! Meet the olinguito, a raccoon-like mammal from South America. Part of a larger playlist on mammals, an interesting video discusses how a researcher from The...
4:56
Lesson Planet

Two Bats and a Spider

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What creatures lurk in the rainforest at night? Meet three of them in one short video. Part of a playlist exploring mammals, the video presents a look at night research in the Amazon. Scientists locate and photograph two bat species and...
4:19
Lesson Planet

Pangolins

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you call it a walking artichoke, or a pinecone anteater, pangolins are pretty cool! The narrator of a video from a larger playlist exploring mammals introduces young zoologists to the pangolin from the specimen room of the Field...
3:18
Lesson Planet

Charles Darwin's Observations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Charles Darwin become one of the most recognized names in biology? Introduce young naturalists to the early history of Darwin using a brief Fuse School Evolution video. The narrator discusses Darwin's beginnings as a theology...
Lesson Planet

Living with Sumatran Elephants

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Explore the role of the Sumatran elephant in its environment. Through research, learners discover the importance of the elephants on the ecosystem. Using Google maps, they identify additional species on the island and use their research...
4:42
Lesson Planet

What's The Most Successful Species on Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th
If all of the viruses in the ocean were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 100 times around the diameter of the Milky Way. The video compares various species to determine which is the most successful. Should it be defined by pure...
Lesson Planet

Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
Lesson Planet

Key Deer: Evolution and Species Survival

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
When we think of endangered species, we often think of far away places and exotic animals, but one of the most endangered species on the planet right now lives in the Florida Keys. The lesson plan explains how geological change...
4:50
Lesson Planet

How Smart Are Dolphins?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphins are one of the smartest creatures on Earth. The size of their brain compared to their body size is second to humans. This allows these cetaceans to form complex social relationships and use echolocation to navigate and...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Blubber Mits - Tundra Adaptions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There are not many plants and animals that can survive the cold, harsh conditions of the tundra. This collection of activities and reading passages helps young scientists understand the unique characteristics that allow these amazing...
5:47
Lesson Planet

I'm Batman

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
When you think about bats, what comes to mind? Vampires? Rabies? After watching this short video you'll have a whole new appreciation for these terribly misunderstood mammals.
Lesson Planet

Life in the City

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewBelieve it or not, biodiversity exists even in areas of disturbed habitat. An interactive activity challenges learners to look for species with a magnifying lens in an image of a city habitat. Pop-up images and descriptions explain how...
Lesson Planet

Going, Going...Gone?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewYoung environmentalists consider how scientists are attempting to save endangered species. They read about what causes extinction and steps to take to minimize the threats. 
Lesson Planet

Links in the Chain of Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A small little ant can have a large impact on its ecosystem. Young researchers explore the different species that live in a plains ecosystem. They find the characteristics of several species and then compare species to determine how...
Lesson Planet

Whales, Whales, Whales!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The title says it all! Help your pupils learn all about whales. Class members research different species of whales and share the information via video conferences with kids from another school. They conduct research on a selected species...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Species Charades

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners 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.
Lesson Planet

Animals

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...
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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.