Leslie Science & Nature Center joins us with LIVE reptiles in our lab as we explore what makes a reptile a reptile. By making observations, your students will compare and contrast live reptiles in order to classify them. Together we will explore the adaptations that make them successful while students examine the snake and lizard skins we send you in your classroom.
Grade level: K-12
Cost: $175 (+ $20 shipping*)
*Additional cost for international shipping
Available: November-February (Tuesdays only)
Each Distance Learning program includes:
- A 50-minute interactive program
- A kit with materials for interactive experiments for 30 students
- Extension activities and resources for further exploration
- A Teacher’s Guide to prepare you, your classroom, and your students before the experience.
To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Videoconferencing Tips
Please note: If your school does not have video conferencing equipment, please let us know when booking the program.
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.1; NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
understanding about scientific inquiry
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.3; NS.5-8.3 Life Sciences
Characteristics of organisms
Organisms and environments
Structure and function in living systems
Populations and ecosystems
Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Science v.1.09
Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection (for example: fur, wings, teeth, scales). (L.OL.03.32)
Classify animals on the basis of observable physical characteristics (backbone, body coverings, limbs). (L.OL.03.42)
Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment. (L.EV.03.12)
Determine that animals require air, water and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair. (L.OL.04.16)
Identify individual differences (color, leg length, size, wing size, leaf shape) in organisms of the same kind. (L.EV.04.21)
Identify how variations in physical characteristics of individual organisms give them an advantage for survival and reproduction. (L.EV.04.22)
Explain how behavioral characteristics of animals help them to survive in their environment. (L.EV.05.11)
Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web. (L.EC.06.23)
Next Generation Science Standards
Students participating in this program will explore science content as stated in the Disciplinary Core Ideas. They will engage in science and engineering practices as they plan and conduct investigations to answer questions regarding reptilian life.
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
- Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do.
- Plants and animals can change their environment.
LS1.A: Structure and Function
- All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air.
- Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
- All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals.
LS1.D: Information Processing
- Different sense receptors are specialized for particular kinds of information, which may be then processed by the animal’s brain. Animals are able to use their perceptions and memories to guide their actions.
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
- There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.