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In Defense Mechanisms of Animals, learn about the incredible ways animals protect themselves from other hungry animals and humans.
Have you ever been stung by a wasp or bee? If so, you’ve been the recipient of a physical defense mechanism!
Besides physical defense mechanisms like stingers, sharp teeth, and claws, there are a bunch of other types of defenses! In this curriculum, learn about:
- Playing Dead
- Alert Signals
- Chemical Defenses
- Defensive Actions
- and MORE!
You’ll laugh to learn that some animals are actually very good actors and you’ll shake in your boots to learn that you could be standing right next to an animal and never know it.
In eight thorough lessons, discover why animals need defense mechanisms and how masterfully they are executed.
Learn how to look carefully so you don’t mistake one animal for another and learn how to listen intently to hear important communication among animals.
Understand why some animals are mistaken for others, how groups of animals protect each other, and when bright colors do a lot more than simply attract the eyes of a predator.
Wait. What’s a predator and why are animals attacking other animals in the first place? Defense Mechanisms of Animals will answer those questions and many more, too!
Does some of this sound like it might go over the heads of 1st-8th graders? The information is presented in bite-sized portions with kid-friendly explanations that are really very easy to learn and understand!
It’s always so fun to learn about nature in around the kitchen table or in the classroom and then watch students become excited to find real life examples in nature. You certainly don’t have to get outside to complete these lessons, but don’t be surprised when your students want to!
- 30 pages
- digital curriculum
- suitable for black and white printing, if desired
- no printing necessary
- acceptable content for charter schools