Tag: Grade 5

Learn about a local animal!

Lions, tigers, sharks, bears and giraffes are pretty cool animals, right? Yes of course they are! But so are all the other amazing creatures hiding out in our backyards, parks, cities and…even our houses. What do you know about the creatures that live near you?…

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What is an endemic species?

What is an endemic species? An endemic species occurs in only one geographic location. A species could be endemic to a forest. A species could be endemic to an island. This video gives examples of endemic species: Endemic species featured in the video: Key points…

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Tiger shark news

You might think we know almost everything about the big animals of the world. But, scientists are often discovering surprising new things – this time about tiger sharks. Tiger sharks in Mozambique have been recorded traveling thousands of kilometers to the other side of the…

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Lemur ethogram activity

Time to learn about ethograms! This activity is courtesy of the Lemur Conservation Network and the Louisiana Lemur Foundation. Educators: Description of the activity (For ages 10+) This activity helps you observe lemurs at your local zoo (or via a zoo webcam). You will list…

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Rats: our urban neighbors

Michael Parsons studies rats in cities. Most people find rats yucky, so why would anyone want to study them? Lab logo. Image courtesy of Michael Parsons. One reason is that rats cause billions of dollars a year in damage through loss of food, starting fires…

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