Mammal Mysteries

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Speaker
Exhibit/Display
Abstract: 

Minnesota mammals are identified using pelts and skulls. Children are quizzed on the identification using 'Who Am I?' clues. Discussion on identification characteristics and habitat needs. Mammals are also identified as herbivore, omnivore or carnivore. Can be conducted at the refuge or a Tamarac NWR volunteer will travel to a site to conduct this activity.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
ecosystem
habitat
niche
species

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5:
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B- 2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Grade 3 - IV. Life Science, B. Diversity of Organisms. The Students will recognize that plants and animals have different structures that serve various functions.
Grade 4 - IV. Life Science, B. Diversity of Organisms. The student will know that living things can be sorted into groups in many ways according to their varied characteristics, structures and behaviors.
Grade 4 - IV Life Science, E. Biological Populations Change Over Time, The student will know that biological populations change over time.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Grade 3 - I. US History. C. Many Peoples and Cultures meet in the Making of North America.
II. Minnesota History. B. Contact and Fur Trade 1600 - 1810. The student will demonstrate knowledge of early explorers and fur traders in Minnesota and the impact of the fur trade on both European and Native societies.

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NI3
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NI5
NI6
Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
Topic Areas: 
Wildlife
Habitat
Animals
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Families
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Enhancements / Connections: 

Project Wild games that demonstrate Predator/Prey releationships: Quick Frozen Critters, Thicket Game

Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
35704 County Hwy 26
Rochert, MN 56578
PH.218/847-2641
tamarac@fws.gov

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