The Skulls Trunk contains all of the materials to help students learn more about animal identification through bone structure; predator/prey relationships; and differences between carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore teeth.
This trunk comes with several excellent lesson plans for all ages, but is best suited for 3rd-12th graders. The trunk contains Animal Skulls: A Guide for Teachers, Naturalists, and Interpreters by Richard S. White Jr, which is excellent resource for teachers looking for curriculum-based lesson plans related to skulls. The book offers a range of lesson plans varying from understanding bone structures to identification of animals through their bones.
Skulls in Kit
- Grizzly Bear (replica)
- Black Bear
- Mountain Lion
- Little Brown Bat
- Animal Skulls: A Guide for Teachers, Naturalists, and Interpreters. White, Richard S. 1999
- Trunk Inventory/Evaluation
- Welcome Note
- Skull Kit Instructions
- Skull Information
- Dichotomous Key (plus overhead copy)
- Student Worksheets for Skull Identification (plus overhead copy)
- Animal Color Worksheets
- Answer Key for Skulls Found in Trunk
All of Glacier's traveling trunks are free of charge and can be borrowed for 2-4 weeks at a time but must be picked-up and dropped-off in person (Sorry, it is not possible to mail the trunks.) To arrange to borrow a trunk please submit this reservation form for the trunk you are interested in and the dates you would like to borrow it. If you have other questions about the traveling trunks, contact Glacier's Education Specialist.
- Grade Levels:
- Third Grade
- Biology: Animals, Science and Technology, Wildlife Biology
- skulls, predator, prey, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore