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In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how some species of turtle protect themselves in their environment. Turtles, like many other species, are facing obstacles that threaten their survival. Some of these obstacles have threatened turtle survival for centuries, while others have emerged more recently and are caused by human activities. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:32.
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Document NameDescriptionTypeUploaded byDate 
Animal Adaptation Power Point This power point includes vocabulary words and images for the following: hybernation, mimicry, protective coloration, protective resemblance, migration, body covering, chemical defense, nocturnal. begamatt 07/18/2011
Adaptation Centers This document includes the directions that I use for the six centers on adaptations. begamatt 07/18/2011
Adaptation Quiz This quiz includes 20 questions, multiple choice. Questions are formatted to be similar to a state test question. I am usually able to cut and paste the questions to fit on ONE sheet of paper, front and back, to save copies. begamatt 07/18/2011
Adaptation Lesson Plan This lesson plan on adaptations includes activities for six centers, links to a webquest and interactive sites, and suggestions for videos to incorporate. begamatt 07/18/2011
Animal Adaptation Pictionary This document includes vocabulary words, definitions, and examples. I usually cut these up, put them in a bag, and use them in a center to create a "Pictionary" game. Students draw out a word and are asked to draw it on a dry erase board while others guess the answer. Sometime I will include an answer key in the center so that students don't guess RANDOM words. begamatt 07/18/2011
Animal Adaptation Flashcards This document includes 8 vocabulary definitions. The words match the power point that is also provided (power point has the answers to the definitions.) I pass these out every Monday. Students cut out each card and write the answer on the back as we are going over the power point. begamatt 07/18/2011
Animal Adaptation Skull Pictures This document includes several pictures of animal skulls. I usually cut and paste these into a "study guide". My students and I discuss what we can discover about an animal JUST by looking at it's skull. (e.g., flat teeth = herbivore, sharp teeth = carnivore, larger teeth = larger prey) begamatt 07/18/2011
Animal Adaptation Webquest This document includes the URL to an animal adaptation webquest, along with several questions for students to answer. I usually make this a center and allow students to work with a partner or team when they arrive at the computer. begamatt 07/18/2011


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