What Specialized Teeth You Have

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Elementary school students discover Washington’s diverse carnivore population and explore adaptations that help carnivores find food, mate, have babies, and survive in their habitats. Students interact with 3D skulls to learn how to spot the differences among carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores.  

Next, students enter an interactive exhibit featuring a reptilian, mammalian, and avian carnivore and will answer questions about how these animals are adapted to catch prey. Students also explore the roles carnivores play in ecosystems. The lesson culminates in students creating a multimedia report on a Washington carnivore of their choice.  

Lesson plan

My, What Specialized Teeth You Have (PDF)

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