Ohio Mammals

Discover the variety of mammals that live in Ohio by examing furs and skulls. Grades K-2: Compare mammals from long ago to those living today and investigate how they meet their basic needs while adapting to changing seasons and Northwest Ohio's dynamic physical environment. Grades 3-5: Explore the traits, adaptations and behavorial characteristics of Ohio mammals that improve their chances of survival. Students will investigate energy flow and food webs thru hands on activities. Grades 6-8: Compare the survival advantages of mammals and how mammal populations have fluctuated in Ohio's history as well as the biodiveristy of species in Northwest Ohio due to current conservation efforts

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Ohio Learning Standards:

Kindergarten: K.LS.1, K.LS.2

1st Grade: 1.LS.1, 1.LS.2

2nd Grade: 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, Human Systems 7

3rd Grade: 3.LS.1, 3.LS.2, 3.LS.3

4th Grade: 4.LS.1

5th Grade: 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2

6th Grade: 6.LS.4

7th Grade: 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

8th Grade: 8.LS.1, 8.LS.2, 8.LS.3

High School: B.DI.1: Biodiversity (Species diversity), B.DI.2: Ecosystems (Carrying capacity), B.DI.3: Loss of diversity (Invasive species), ENV.ER.5: Wildlife and wilderness