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Adaptations and the Environment
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How do the differences in adaptations of African and Asian elephants reflect the habitats in which they live? For grades 4-6 from the Connections to Africa program. It is an activity designed to get students to think critically about problem-solving. This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Animal Database
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Resource pages of 149 animals from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Each page contains animal details, habitats and known living areas, conservation status and threats, diet, photographs and videos, external resources, and downloadable fact sheets.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Being Part of the Food Web
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What role or roles do elephants play in a food web? How might they affect the other animals around them? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Comic Book Creation Arts Integration
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How can you use art to share an experience with someone who was not present at the Vet Bag program? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through arts integration and to encourage creativity. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Designing Green Solutions
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What is a simple, effective, energy-efficient solution to transporting water from a source to a village in rural Africa? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Elephant Exhibit Design and Redesign
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How does the elephant data collected at African Elephant Crossing show the successes of certain exhibit elements? Could you redesign the space so that the elephants would use all exhibit elements? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Elephant Inspired Buildings Biomimicry Design Challenge
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How can observed elephant behavior inspire new building designs? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Elephant Inspired Tools Design Challenge
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How can an elephant’s trunk inspire a new berry-picker design that will make it better at picking up small objects? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Elephant Movements Arts Integration
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Observe the elephants at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Watch how they move. How do elephants move in ways that are similar to the way humans move? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach scientific concepts through arts integration and to encourage creativity. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Genetic Variation and Observation
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How can you tell different animals of the same species apart? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Genetics and Heredity
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How difficult or easy would it be for a Zoo to choose which animals to breed? This activity is designed to build confidence in your students recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Identifying Shared Resources
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In what situations might wildlife and people have to compete with each other for resources? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Living Things Need Food
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Can I identify a situation where elephants and people might have to compete with each other for food? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. Some of your students may be early readers, in which case you may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Living Things Need Space
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In how many ways is shrinking space alike or different for elephants and for humans? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. Some of your students may be early readers, in which case you may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Living Things Need Water
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How easy or difficult do I think it would be for people and elephants to share water? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. Some of your students may be early readers, in which case you may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Living things Need Shelter
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In what ways are African shelters the same or different than shelters found in the United States? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. Some of your students may be early readers, in which case you may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Earth and Space Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Monkey Inspired Design Challenge
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How can squirrel monkey adaptations inspire the design of better and safer high-rise construction equipment? This activity is designed to build confidence in your students recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Nature Inspired Design Biomimcry Design Challenge
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How could a biomimetic-inspired exhibit design improve an animal exhibit, either for the animals and/or for the people using it? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Nature Inspired Medical Tools Biomimicry Design
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How can nature inspire a design for more effective medical equipment to be used in providing veterinary care? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Observing Animal Behavior Standards
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What types of behaviors might elephants exhibit if they are threatened? What types of behaviors might elephants exhibit if they are at play? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Ohio Wetlands
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The goal of this program is to get your students to answer one question — can the reintroduction of a wetland dependent
animal, such as the trumpeter swan, increase the level of conservation both for the habitat and the
species? Of course this one question leads to a million other questions and that is the purpose of the lessons.
plans. We have tried to develop lessons based on some smaller questions that would eventually lead the student
back to the larger problem they are trying to solve. Each

Subject:
Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Orangutan Behavior and Evolution Plug In
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This evolution plug in was designed for teachers and informal educators to conduct with their students at an orangutan exhibit . The students will learn basic natural history information about orangutans, how to conduct basic behavioral research.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
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Subject:
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Arts
Music
Material Type:
Lesson
Primary Source
Author:
Rock Hall Curatorial Team
Date Added:
10/19/2020
Teacher Sets at Cleveland Public Library
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YRead? Book SetYRead? Book Sets provide multiple copies of quality titles for use by educators in the classroom or community group leaders. The titles selected are for Kindergarten through High School students. Educators are encouraged to read the requested title to determine content and reading level appropriateness for their classroom.Call 216-623-2834 for details Click Here to order a set for pick up at Cleveland Public Library locations

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Bibliography
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Laura McShane
Date Added:
08/12/2021
The Training Game
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How has animal care in zoos improved by including behavioral training into a keeper’s duties? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group rather than using individual Research Plan sheets. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Understanding Animal Behavior
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How would an ethogram for your pet compare to an ethogram of a wild animal? This activity is designed to start your students in recognizing themselves as scientists and thinking critically about problem-solving. The goal is to teach concepts through discovery and to encourage using scientific thought processes. As with all lessons provided, please feel free to adapt them according to your students’ abilities. You may find it more successful to lead activities and discussions as a whole group as opposed to having your students’ work in small groups. Certain scientific vocabulary may or may not be appropriate for your students’ level of understanding. Take these ideas, make them your own and your students will have a greater chance at success.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Date Added:
12/15/2021