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these plans. A collection of lesson plans and resources for preschool
through second grade.
A photo illustration of a snake's life cycle.
and Crocodiles (K-2)
This lesson introduces students to the American alligator, the Nile
crocodile, and SuperCroc (the prehistoric crocodilian species Sarcosuchus
imperator). Students will learn about each species' geographical range,
habitat, diet, and behaviors. They will conclude the lesson by designing
zoo habitats for alligators or crocodiles and creating captions providing
information about these species' prehistoric relative.
Then and Now
Grades 6-8. This lesson has students investigate the geographical
distributions, habitats, and other features of modern crocodilians
and SuperCroc (Sarcosuchus imperator). Students will consider the
things we can learn about one species by studying the other. They
will create Venn diagrams to compare and contrast one modern species
with SuperCroc. They will conclude by writing paragraphs describing
this comparison and explaining how each species helps us learn about
Grades 6-8. Changes in the environment have important effects on the
way many types of animals evolve over long periods of time.
Printouts from Enchanted Learning.com
Sheets on eight different snake species, and links to lesson plans,
diagrams and more.
Alive Web Quest Lesson Plan
An entertaining lesson plan designed for a first grade class.
This index has links to a few hundred websites that contain information
and photos of specific kinds of snakes.
A lesson plan from Discovery School. Adaptation describes the changing
traits that enable reptiles to live in their environments.
A lesson plan from Discovery School for grades 6-8. Different types
of snakes have different physical characteristics that help them survive
and succeed in their particular habitats.
Learning about venomous snakes.
Infrared light shows us
the heat radiated by the world around us. By viewing animals with
a thermal infrared camera, we can actually "see" the differences between
warm and cold-blooded animals. Infrared also allows us to study how
well feathers, fur and blubber insulate animals.
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