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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
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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
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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