Have the students brainstorm what the word adaptation means. List ideas on the board.
Have students describe what kinds of adaptations people have that might be different than a Dall sheep. Use the pictures to help stimulate discussion.
Break the class into small groups. Give each group a picture of a Dall sheep adaptation and have the students examine it closely. Have them answer a series of questions as part of the investigation and write the answers down. Questions could include: What is this part? What is it used for? How is this a useful adaptation for a Dall sheep?
When the group is done with the adaptation, have them pass it to the next group. Continue until each group has seen each adaptation. Hand out the fact sheets and have each group present its original adaptation to the others, explaining its uses and adaptations. Allow the other groups to ask questions or add comments.
Hoofin' It! - What Do You Know?
(Understanding taxonomy; k - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Vertebrate Grab Game
(Exploring types of vertebrates; 3rd - 6th grade)
Hoofin' It! Vertebrate Mysteries
(A vertebrate matching game; 8th - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It! Special Parts
(Animal adaptations; k - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It! Hard to See?
(Camoflague; k - 8th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Sheep Maneuvers
(A predator-prey game; k - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It - Year of the Sheep
(Life cycle of a Dall sheep; 3rd - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Who's Got My Habitat?
(Habitat and wildlife populations; 3rd - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Habitat Grid
(Exploring wildlife habitat; k - 3rd grade)
Hoofin' It! - Through the Seasons
(A game looking at seasonal impacts on wildlife; 2nd - 11th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Population Art
(Intro to counting wildlife populations; k - 2nd grade
Hoofin' It! - Population Calculation
(Graphing and analyzing sheep population data; 6th - 10th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Scavenger Hunt
(A game connecting students to wildlife; k - 6th grade)
Hoofin' It! - Field Sampling
(How scientists count wildlife populations; k - 12th grade)
Hoofin' It! The Bean Counters: Mark-Recapture
(Learning to use the mark-recapture method for population surveys; 5th - 12th grade)