Animal Science Lesson Plans

  • Lab Experiment
    Owl Pellets
    Student Handout
     
    Experiment
    Owl pellets can be used to teach a part of the natural food chain. They can also be used to teach skeletal structure of rodents. Owl pellets are compact undigested parts which the owl eats. The owl regurgitates these compact pellets which contain fur, bones, etc. of small rodents. Dry pellets will not smell or be unpleasant for students to handle.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School
  • Class Activity
    Coral Reef Detectives: “Who Done It?”
    Lesson Plan
    Alternative Lesson Plan
     
    Activity
    Students try to solve a mystery of the disappearing seahorse babies. Student learn about the suspects: tilapia, lionfish and turtle. Then students will fill out a chart about the suspects that will give clues about who had the seahorse babies for supper. At the end, students share their finding and vote to determine who was the guilty party. This webquest is a modified version of the forest animal mystery, which is listed as the second lesson plan.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Diane Findlay Elementary School
  • Class Activity
    Experience Deep Time & Earliest Fossils
    Lesson Plan
     
    Activity
    Students gradually build a realistic sense of deep, geological time from familiar linear analogs, e.g. calendars and football fields. Students also learn to associate the earliest fossils of specific groups of vertebrates with the geologic time of their emergence, on the now-familiar scale of relative distances from their school. From this, students discover the pattern of gradual vertebrate emergence and how well it consistently fits vertebrate phylogeny.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Larry Flammer High School
  • Worksheet
    Interpreting Graphics - Taxonomy
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Using a concept map, students interpret how how animals are related.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
  • Worksheet
    Arthropod Poetry
    Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students read the rhymes about arthropods and predict which associated scientific term explain the rhyme.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School

More Animal Science lesson plans are in the works.
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