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Age of Mammals Media

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Age of Mammals Curriculum

Developed by teachers, for teachers, these interdisciplinary curricula were designed specifically for Age of Mammals.  Find complete Pre, During and Post Visit lesson plans below, complete with worksheets and printable pictures for the classroom and the museum, and even teacher assessment rubrics!


Kindergarten and Grade 1

What Makes a Mammal a Mammal?

Download and print these Science and English/Language Arts lessons for Kindergarten and 1st grade and find out what makes a mammal! Then visit the museum's new Age of Mammals hall to test your knowledge.

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Grade 2 and Grade 3

The Case of the Mystery Mammal

Download and print these Science and English/Language Arts lessons to solve the mystery with your students.  Then visit the museum's new Age of Mammals hall to test your hypothesis!

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Grade 4 and Grade 5

Ancient Environments and Ancient Animals &
A Prehistoric Story

Grade 4

Download and print this Science and English/Language Arts lesson and turn your class into ancient animals.  Then visit the Museum's new hall, Age of Mammals, to complete the transformation!
 

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Grade 5

Calling all writers and actors! Download and print this English Language Arts and VAPA lesson, and your entire class will be transported to ancient environments. Then visit the Museum's new hall, Age of Mammals, for even more ancient inspiration.

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Grade 6

Tectonic Plates and Moving Mammals

Download and print this Science and English/Language Arts lesson to find out how Earth's tectonic plates moved and why the animals did too.  Then visit the museum's new hall, Age of Mammals, to see the plates in action and the animals up close.

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Grade 7 and Grade 8

Exploring Evolution

 

Grade 7

Download and print this Science and English/Language Arts lesson and discover the secrets of mammalian evolution.  Then visit our new Age of Mammals hall to see if your students come to the same conclusions as our museum scientists!

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Grade 8

Why have mammals evolved? Dig up some answers in your classroom and in our new Age of Mammals hall with this Science and English/Language Arts curriculum.

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High School Biology

Continents Move, Climates Change, Mammals Evolve.

Use this High School Biology curriculum and our new Age of Mammals hall to see if your students come to the same conclusions as our museum scientists!

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