Mammal Scavenger Hunt Activity

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Did you know that a polar bear's skin is actually black? Or that the lightest mammal weighs less than a paperclip? Young scientists learn these and other amazing facts about mammals as they explore the animal kingdom with this fun scavenger hunt activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this activity to kick off an elementary life science unit on the different types of animals
  • Following this activity, have students brainstorm the defining characteristics of mammals
  • After completing the scavenger hunt, have students work with a partner or small group listing as many mammals as they can
Classroom Considerations
  • Depending on the weather and behavior of your students, this activity can be performed in the classroom, on the playground, or in any other open space around the school
  • Laminate the fact cards for use year after year
  • Provides 18 fact cards that include pictures of the mammals they describe
  • Each fact card is numbered to correspond with a question on the included worksheet
  • Includes a instructions for implementing the activity with tips for managing student behavior
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