Zoology Teacher Resources

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Camouflage in Animal Habitats

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate how animals in an ecosystem interact with a nonliving environment through camouflage. They work in cooperative groups to "go fishing" and record how many of each color of fish they "catch." After entering...
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Look but Don't Touch:

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils complete a graphic organizer after identifying three interesting facts from a web site. They role play that the NASA space probe has landed on Mars where a large animal was found and they develop the important questions they...
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Branches of Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this science instructional activity, students locate and identify the various branches of science as they are named. There are 36 words/phrases located in the puzzle.
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Spineless - YES... Helpless - NO!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students distinguish between invertebrate and vertebrate organisms while examining the zoological classes of a number of invertebrates. They illustrate a food web of these organisms and investigate the impact of humans on the oceanic...
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9 Weird Ways Animals See the World

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chiton are mollusks that have no face, but have many eyes made from a component found in limestone. Here is a video that introduces nine ways animals see the world, including through rock eyes like chiton. Viewers learn about a vision...
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Why Do Venomous Animals Live In Warm Climates?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why do warm, tropical environments seem to be the perfect place to find so many of the world's most venomous animals? Explore several theories in an interesting video. The narrator differentiates between venomous and poisonous, describes...
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These Fighting Fruit Flies Are Superheroes of Brain Science

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What can fighting fruit flies tell us about our own brains? Junior geneticists explore the common genes of fruit flies and humans and learn how scientists are using the tiny insects to help study depression, anger, and Alzheimer's...
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Have to Have a Habitat

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students create a zoological and botanical garden made up of a variety of species from around the world.
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Jaws or Jawless

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify the three main types of fish. In this classification lesson, students use the Zoology Coloring Book and the Marine Biology Coloring book along with the Internet to explain the three classes of fish.
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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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Around the World with DNA

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
DNA analysis could be what saves some animals from extinction. An interactive lesson shows learners how DNA information proves variation among animals of the same species and how stakeholders use that information to make decisions. Easy...
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Ocean Creature Feature

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From coloring to hard protective shells, ocean creatures have adaptation features that help them survive. An eight-question online quiz highlights different ocean animals and their unique characteristics. The resource then offers pop-up...
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Saving Species

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some scientists dedicate their lives to researching and protecting endangered species. An online lesson teaches about three scientists around the world who do just that. They learn about spiders, mollusks, and reptiles from North...
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Talking to Fireflies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fireflies are more than just mobile twinkle lights. An online interactive lesson teaches individuals about the light patterns fireflies use to communicate with each other. After they practice the patterns themselves, they could be...
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They Glow!

For Students 6th - 12th
Would you believe marine animals can make their own light? An online resource describes the process of bioluminescence and how animals in the ocean use it to survive. The lesson features a catchy tune that describes the behavior of ocean...
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What's This? Breathing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Crazy fact: Some animals can survive months without oxygen. An online resource describes some unique ways animals collect oxygen and even live without it for an extended time. Learners read about these special animals and use pop-up...
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What's This? Colorful Creatures

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An online resource shows learners some species that are very good at using their camouflage as well as other ways species use their coloring for survival. Interactive and digital, the lesson is perfect as a remote learning resource.
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What's This? Leeches

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who actually likes leeches? Meet a scientist that makes his living letting leeches feed on him. Pupils learn about the characteristics of leeches and different variations of the species. The lesson works as a remote learning resource or...
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What's This? Life at the Limits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are some amazing ways species evolve to survive. From large ears to sneezing salt, learners read about these interesting adaptations in an interactive lesson. Great to supplement an in-class lesson, it also works well as a remote...
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What's This? Sensing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is a scallop that relies on sight so much that it actually has more than 100 eyes! There are many species that rely heavily on one sense or another. An online interactive resource has youth read about several of these animals. The...
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Wonderful World of Wasps

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shockingly, wasps sometimes challenge lions as the king of predators! Learners explore the life of a wasp in an interactive online lesson. They read about the characteristics of wasps and then complete activities to learn about their lives.
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You are the Queen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A day in the life of a wasp queen is not as royal as it may sound. Pupils assume the role of the wasp queen to complete an interactive activity that simulates building a colony. They make decisions along the way and note the changes from...
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Extreme Mammals

For Students 6th - 12th
Extreme characteristics can create some unusual mammals. Learners flip through a slide show of some of the most interesting mammals that are both living and extinct. Implement as a remote learning resource or use in-class to review...
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Moving Mammals

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How many different ways do mammals move from place to place? An online resource uses animation to show how different mammals move. Learners use a slider to speed up or slow down a variety of mammals. The versatile lesson works as a...

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