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Animal Adaptations and the Food Web


Region: Boston
Level: Grade 6 - 8
Program type: Classroom or school assembly program; Field Trip;

Description: Compare mammal skulls and determine the adaptations that have allowed the animal to survive as a predator or prey. Learn how to hypothesize an animal's diet from knowledge of its teeth and use your observation skills to identify an unknown skull. Enjoy a short hike while looking for signs left behind by primary and secondary consumers, determine the food chains involved, and link these chains to create the diverse food web of this ecosystem.

Topics: Animals, Wildlife biology

Aligned to content standards (if any):
Grade 7 PS3, Grade 7 ETS3, Grade 8 ESS3, Grade 8 ETS2, High School ESS3, High School Biology LS1 , High School Biology LS2, High School Biology LS3

Additional information (if any):

This is a two-hour program. Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with the Changing Ecosystems or Weather and Climate programs.

Fee Information: $7.50 per child; $7.50 per adult.
This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Full day rates start at $11.50 per student and depend upon the programs selected. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 130 students for full day programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.