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Resources for Grades 6-8


Resources for Grades 6 - 8

A Green Report Card

Students conduct an audit of environmental practices at school to identify new opportunities to protect the environment with simple changes.

Grade Level: 6-12
Theme:   Conservation
Curriculum Connections:
Science

Adventures in Ecotourism

Students explore the unique climates and organisms of the world's major biomes while making connections to NC Zoo habitat.

Grade Level: 5-8
Themes:  Ecosystems, Conservation, Biodiversity, Habitat
Curriculum Connections: Science, Social Studies, Art

Fuel for Thought: Alternatives to Petroleum

A week long curriculum unit, Fuel for Thought takes children into deeper thinking as they explore the need for alternatives to petroleum and an introduction to some of the fossil fuel alternatives.  Email for a copy of the cd.

Grade Level: 6-12                                                                      
Themes: Conservation                                                          
Curriculum Connections: Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math

Going, Going, Gone...

This classroom game allows students to discover various threats that cause plants and animals to be classified as threatened or endangered.

Grade Level: 4 - 12
Themes:  Conservation, Habitats, Population
Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts

Hero or Villain

Students will explore common misconceptions about animals to distinguish between opinions based on stereotypes and factual information.

Grade Level: 3-6
Themes:  Ecosystems, Adaptations
Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts, Art

Myths Matter

In the classroom or at the Zoo, students can explore some of the world's most common animal myths while investigating the fact or fiction behind the mystery.

Grade Level: 3-8
Themes: Adaptations, Conservation
Curriculum Connections: Science, Art

Plotting Biodiversity in the Tropical Forest

Using observation and recording skills, students will survey the Forest Aviary to discover the beauty of diversity.

Grade Level: 6-12
Themes: Adaptations, Biodiversity
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math

Polar Problems

Through mathematical investigations in the classroom, students make connections between melting Arctic ice and the difficulties that polar bears face in their habitat.

Grade Level: 6-12
Themes: Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecosystems
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math, Technology

Primate Behavior Research

Students observe and analyze the natural behaviors of primate species at the NC Zoo.

Grade Level: 3-12
Themes: Adaptations, Habitat
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math

Prying Into Plants

While at the NC Zoo, students use observation skills to analyze the many different features of plants.

Grade Level: 3-8
Themes:  Adaptations, Biodiversity, Ecosystems
Curriculum Connections: Science, Social Studies, Art

The Art of Biodiversity

Through exploration of art at the NC Zoo, students will be inspired to create a biodiversity artwork of their own while making connections between diverse ecosystems, habitats and animals.

Grade Level: 6-12
Themes:  Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecosystems
Curriculum Connections: Science, Art

The Toil of Oil

Students investigate universal dependence on oil to sustain our way of life and what that means for communities and wildlife who bear the consequences.

Grade Level: 6-12
Themes:  Conservation, Ecosystems
Curriculum Connections: Science, Social Studies, Art

Water Riddles

Students will solve animal mysteries at the NC Zoo to emphasize the connections between water and all forms of life.

Grade Level: 3-8
Themes:  Habitats, Conservation
Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts

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