Educator Resources

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Scavenger Hunts

Elementary students can use this Scavenger Hunt to identify animal characteristics during their zoo visit.

Or print off our LEaP Scavenger Hunt for more creativity and action!

Pre- & Post-Visit Lessons

If you’re coming to the zoo for a program or having the zoomobile come to you, use the materials provided below to reinforce the science concepts your students will be learning. These pre- and post-visit lessons are designed for the 3rd grade level but can be adapted for other grades.

Animal Life Cycles Pre-Visit Lesson Post-Visit Lesson App. I App. II
Bats In Our Backyard Pre-Visit Lesson Post-Visit Lesson App. I App. II
Creature Categories Pre-Visit Lesson Post-Visit Lesson App. I App. II
Nocturnal Animals Pre-Visit Lesson Post-Visit Lesson App. I App. II
Endangered Species Pre-Visit Lesson Post-Visit Lesson App. I App. II App. III App. IV

 

Teaching Kits

TeacherKitAmphibian       NorthwoodsKit

Reserve one of our themed teaching kits for use in your elementary classroom. Kits contain lessons, games, models, artifacts, and books that teach students about animal biology, life cycles, and adaptations that help them survive in their habitats. For more information, read our rental agreement or contact Melanie at mmichaels@lszoo.org or 218-730-4500 ext. 216.

Amphibians: Students can hop, run, and wiggle into the wonderful world of amphibians where they’ll discover all of the unique characteristics this group of animals possesses.

Northwoods Wildlife: Students will learn about native animals great and small and how they survive seasonal changes here in the north.

Minnesota Bats Activity Guide

Elementary educators can download printable pages of our Teacher Activity Guide and Student Activity Book, as well as a PowerPoint, to assist with teaching students about bats. Although the content is geared towards MN bat species, it can be easily adapted to other states. These resources are available on the Bats in the Arrowhead website.