Mammal Scavenger Hunt
Students go to various websites to answer questions about mammals.
Students will read and research information on mammals to further develop their understanding of their characteristics.
- Access to the Internet for each student.
- Scavenger Hunt sheet with questions from each website.
- The teacher will review with the class what they already know about mammals.
- The teacher will explain that today the class will be going on a scavenger hunt to discover more information about the characteristics of mammals.
- Each student will then recieve a handout with questions to answer and the websites the answer can be found on
- If the students finish early, they can look further at areas of interest on the websites.
These are the websites and questions I used, but you can come up with any number of questions or websites:
- Go to www.kidzone.ws/animals/mammals.htm and look at the four pages concerning mammals. Find the answers to the following questions:
- How many kinds of mammals are there?
- Are mammals warm or cold blooded?
- Do dolphins have hair?
- Which mammal does not have any teeth?
- What does it mean to be a vertebrate?
- Go to www.allaboutmammals.com and look for:
- What is the fastest mammal?
- How fast does it go?
- What is the slowest mammal?
- How slow is it?
- Click on any of the mammals listed on this website and list three facts that you find interesting about that animal.
- Go to www.bear-tracker.com and print out the tracks of two mammals
- Go to http://natzoo.si.edu/Animals/SmallMammals/ Click on Meet some small mammals. Click on tiger quoll facts. See if you can find:
- What is the home range of the tiger quoll?
- What is its diet?
This lesson is a fun way to get kids more familiar with mammals and their characteristics. They can also get more familiar with Internet research.