Animal Explorations

Discover the wonderful world of animals and travel across the planet to discover unique creatures and their relationship with their environment. Investigate the fascinating adaptations that help animals survive in their particular biomes.

Major Concepts To Be Explored:

  • What is an animal adaptation?
  • How do adaptations help animals survive in their environment?
  • What unique conditions do different biomes have that affects an animal’s survival

Essential Standards:

4.L.1.1; 4.L.1.2; 5.L.2.1; 5.L.2.3

Goals of the Program:

  • To allow students to explore specimens to gain an understanding of adaptations and how they help animals survive in different biomes.
  • To allow students to draw conclusions about animal adaptations and biomes based on exploration, observation, and evidence-based reasoning.

Class Objectives:

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the different biomes on our planet and the types of animals that live there
  • Understand adaptations and how they help animals survive
  • Have a greater respect for the different creatures of our planet, knowing that each one contributes to its ecosystem.

Methods and Activities:

  • Identify the different biomes on our planet and the types of animals that live there
  • Understand adaptations and how they help animals survive
  • Have a greater respect for the different creatures of our planet, knowing that each one contributes to its ecosystem.

Key Vocabulary:

Habitats, Adaptation, Biome, Temperate Forest, Tropical Rainforest, Taiga, Tundra, Desert, Grassland, Wetland, Marine

Set-up Needs:

  • Preference is inside area with six long (~6 ft) tables spaced apart for stations.
  • Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
  • Approximate set-up and clean-up time – at least 30 minutes before and after program.
    * Program will need to remain set up and secured from students for the entire day if multiple programs are booked.
    * Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.

Call to Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • $150 first class / $125 each additional class (same class, same day)
  • Maximum 25 students