Self-Guided Activities at the Zoo

M=Math,  S=Science,  SS=Social Studies,  T=Technology,  L=Language Arts,  C=Creative Arts

Activity

Description

Animal Observers-Night Hunters Ask questions and make predictions while investigating nocturnal animals. L, M
Animal Observers-Wings of the World Ask questions and make predictions while investigating birds of the world. L, M
Color the Rainbow Find out how colors help animals survive. S, C
Do You Hear What I Hear Identify the different shapes animal ears make! S,M

Activity

Description

Ani-Moves Observe adaptations that help animals move around. S
Animal Survival Inquiry Use inquiry to explore questions about how animals survive. S
Ant Antics Practice observation skills on some of the Zoo’s smallest residents. S
Big Math Become a math master with a little help from our elephants. M
Color the Rainbow Find out how colors help animals survive. S, C
Do You Hear What I Hear? Identify the different shapes animal ears make! S,M
Primate Antics Practice observation skills on the Zoo’s primates. S
Staying Alive! Explore physical and behavioral adaptations that keep animals alive. S
Toetally Wild Look at animal footprints and discover how quickly toes and feet can add up. M

Activity

Description

Exsqueeze Me Gather data and create pie charts to determine if the Zoo is displaying snakes people want to see. M
Handy Primates Use observation and inquiry to find out about primate handedness. S
Insect Life Cycles Explore how insects go through a “big change” at the World of the Insect. S
Toetally Wild Look at animal footprints and discover how quickly toes and feet can add up. M

Activity

Description

Animal Stereotypes Identify animal stereotypes and the impacts they may have. L, S
Ecosystem Architect Design an imaginary ecosystem using Zoo residents. S
Ethology and Inquiry Examine animal behavior and why studying it is important. S
Exhibit Consultant Observe exhibit preferences, collect data, graph and analyze results. S, M
Investigating Enrichment Explore enrichment and why it is important. S
Ultimate Survival Explore how animals and plants interact with their environment. S

Activity

Description

Animal Stereotypes Identify animal stereotypes and the impacts they may have. L, S
Ecosystem Architect Design an imaginary ecosystem using Zoo residents. S
Ethology and Inquiry Examine animal behavior and why studying it is important. S
Exhibit Consultant Observe exhibit preferences, collect data, graph and analyze results. S, M
Investigating Enrichment Explore enrichment and why it is important. S
Zoo Careers Could you work at the Zoo? S, T, L

Cicadas

Brood X periodical cicadas are coming back this spring all across the eastern United States.
Visit cicadasafari.org for fun facts, activities, and help with the Cicada Safari mapping project. Cicada Safari is run by Dr. Gene Kritsky of Mount Saint Joseph University, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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