Reptiles have been around for quite a long time, some longer than others. Students will visit live animals in our nature center and learn about the fascinating adaptations of these modern-day animals that have allowed generations to survive over long periods of times.
The class begins with a brainstorming session on how reptiles are perceived in popular culture and what myths the class might dispel. After learning about the adaptations, habits and physical needs of different reptiles, the class gets to meet and pet the Pali reptiles!
Lessons & Activities
Myths & Realities of Reptiles
Reptile Biology & Adaptations
Meet the Animals!
Applicable Common Core/Next Generation Standards:
- NGSS MS-LS4-2 Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.