Ch 9: Animal Movement Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

Use the materials in this chapter on animal movement to supplement your regular life science instruction. These lesson plan outlines and accompanying materials can be used to create test prep materials, classwork or homework assignments and more.

Animal Movement Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

Enhance your regular class instruction on animal movement by incorporating these lesson plan outlines and related materials into your science classes. This chapter includes resources on animal tracking, flight and migration that can help you develop your syllabus, plan your class time, create interesting and fun learning experiences for your students and more. You can use these materials to design:

  • In-class lessons on the types and identification of animal tracks
  • Homework assignments on how animals move
  • Kid-friendly lessons on animal tracking, signs and technology
  • Lessons on animals that fly and animal migration with facts and examples

How It Helps

  • Offers classroom/homework ideas: Provides suggestions for assignments on animal locomotion that your students can work on in class or at home
  • Meets curriculum standards: Ensures that your lessons on animal movement conform to current curriculum requirements
  • Suggests topics for class discussion: Offers ideas that you can use to spark class discussions on animal movement

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning animal movement lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific animal movement topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your animal movement class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related animal movement lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important animal movement concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant animal movement-related discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

18 Lessons in Chapter 9: Animal Movement Lesson Plans & Resources
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Animal Behavior Lesson Plan

1. Animal Behavior Lesson Plan

What are the influencers of animal behavior? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain critical facts about animal behavior to students. An observation activity gives students a chance to assess animal behavior.

What is Animal Behavior? - Types & Analysis

2. What is Animal Behavior? - Types & Analysis

Understanding how and why members of the animal kingdom behave in certain ways is a key part of studying their biology. In this lesson, we will define animal behavior, explore the key concepts in the study of animal behavior, and finish with a brief quiz.

Animal Behavior Games & Activities for Elementary School

3. Animal Behavior Games & Activities for Elementary School

Animal behaviors can sometimes seem abstract to younger students, who can't travel the world to see them in real life. However, there are easy ways to bring these behaviors into your lessons and engage students.

Animal Behavior Activities for High School

4. Animal Behavior Activities for High School

Learning about animal behavior can be a really interesting aspect of studying biology. In this lesson, you will learn some activities that engage high school students in deep studies of animal behavior.

Animal Behavior & Communication Activities for Middle School Science

5. Animal Behavior & Communication Activities for Middle School Science

Teaching middle school students about animal behavior and communication can be fun as well as important. This lesson offers some activities that will make your instruction on this topic more interesting.

Types of Animal Behavior Lesson Plan

6. Types of Animal Behavior Lesson Plan

This lesson plan introduces middle school students to the concepts of innate and learned behaviors. Students will watch and discuss a short video and then complete a hands-on activity.

Animal Behavior Science Fair Project Ideas

7. Animal Behavior Science Fair Project Ideas

Many students are fascinated by animal behaviors, so a science fair is a good opportunity for experimentation. These ideas can help get your students started on their science fair projects.

Animal Tracks Lesson Plan

8. Animal Tracks Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about different types of animal tracks. This lesson involves students engaging in discussion about an informational text. It ends with an artistic performance task where they can show what they know.

Animal Tracks: Types & Identification

9. Animal Tracks: Types & Identification

Learning how to identify tracks is a valuable skill. This lesson will go through some common animals you could come across, and will give you the tools to identify them.

Tracking Animals Lesson Plan

10. Tracking Animals Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn how to create a mind map about animal tracking and then use that information to complete activities. Students will extrapolate from given information and participate in a creative writing assignment.

Animal Tracking: Technology & Signs

11. Animal Tracking: Technology & Signs

In this lesson, we go over the many ways by which animals can be tracked. First, we focus on the visual and auditory clues we can use to find them before going over some of the numerous ways technology can help us.

Animal Movement Lesson Plan

12. Animal Movement Lesson Plan

Have you ever wondered about the different methods animals use to move around? This lesson plan explores the locomotion of animals. Students will read the lesson, answer discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Types of Locomotion in Animals

13. Types of Locomotion in Animals

Can you imagine not being able to move from one place to another? The ability to move is important to animals for a number of reasons, but how they do it varies. In this lesson we'll discuss the different types of animal locomotion.

Animals that Fly Lesson Plan for Elementary School

14. Animals that Fly Lesson Plan for Elementary School

During this lesson, the students will learn about flying and gliding animals. They will learn the difference between flying and gliding and which animals do each one. They will also apply their new knowledge in a game and in a craft activity.

Animals that Fly: Lesson for Kids

15. Animals that Fly: Lesson for Kids

You might not know it, but there are many animals that can fly. In this lesson, you'll learn the difference between flying and gliding, as well as some interesting facts about flying animals.

Animal Migration Lesson Plan

16. Animal Migration Lesson Plan

People move around all the time for various reasons. So do animals! Your students will learn about animal migration as they read and discuss a text lesson and create migration poster ads.

Animal Migration: Definition, Facts & Examples

17. Animal Migration: Definition, Facts & Examples

In this lesson we'll be learning about the amazing feat that is migration in the animal kingdom. Here, we'll explore some of the longest and most complicated migrations on Earth including the great migration in Africa, the sardine run, and the long migration of the Arctic tern.

Bat Project Ideas

18. Bat Project Ideas

Bats are flying mammals and can use echolocation to avoid objects. The following three interactive projects will assist your students in learning about these amazing creatures.

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