Skulls Kit Contents

Skulls Kit

All skulls found in the trunk; Animal Skull Book; Answer key for ID of skulls

NPS Photo


Check out this trunk if you or your class are interested in learning more about the identification of several animals through their bone structure, interested in animal predator/prey relationships, or maybe you are even interested in learning about the differences between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores through their teeth. This trunk comes with several excellent lesson plans for all ages, however, this trunk is best suited for 3rd-12th graders. If you would like to borrow this trunk, please submit a reservation form for the dates you would like to have it. If you have further questions, contact the Glacier Education Specialist.

Teacher Guides/Resources:

Animal Skulls: A Guide for Teachers, Naturalists, and Interpreters: By Richard S. White Jr.: This is an excellent resource for teachers who are looking for curriculum-based lesson plans related to skulls. The book offers several lesson plans varying from understanding bone structures to identification of animals through their bones.

Skulls Kit Educator's Guide:
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

More Information about Animals in Glacier National Park:
Mammal Checklist of Glacier
Environmental Factors

Skulls in Kit:

Grizzly Bear (replica)
Black Bear
Mountain Lion
Little Brown Bat


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 contact Glacier’s Education Specialist.

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