Predator & Prey Trunk

Books, furs, skulls, and other objects relating to wolves arranged on table
Learn about these misunderstood predators

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This Predator and Prey trunk is a great way to introduce the concepts of predator and relationships, food chains, and learn about wolves as predators. This trunk includes the pelts, skulls, and track samples of wolves and their prey. There are also DVDs, books, puppets, and resources guides for educators. The K-2 Educator's Guide and the 3-5 Educator's Guide are aligned with Next Generation Science and Montana State Education Standards.

Grades
K-2, 3-5

Contents
The Predator and Prey trunk is equipped with pelts, skulls, scat, resources, and educator guides aligned with national and state education standards. For a full list of materials, see details below.

Lesson Plans
There are two Educator Guides inside the trunk that are filled with lesson plans for K-5 grades. Each lesson is aligned with Next Generation Science and Montana State Education Standards.

Books

  • The Dog Who Cried Wolf. Kasza, K. 2005. (ISBN: 0399242473)
  • Endangered Wolves. Kalman, B. 2005. (ISBN: 0778719006)
  • The Eyes of the Gray Wolf. London, J. 1993. 081180285X)
  • Places for Wolves: A Blueprint for Restoration and Recovery in the Lower 48 States. Defenders of Wildlife.
  • Return of the Wolf. Grooms, S. 2005. (ISBN: 9077256083)
  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Scieszka, J. 1996. (ISBN: 0140544518)
  • The Wolf Almanac. Busch, R. 2007. (ISBN: 9781599210698)
  • The Wolf and the Dog. Defenders of Wildlife.
  • The Wolf's Chicken Stew. Kasza, K. 1987. (ISBN: 0399214003)

Audio/Visual

  • A Man Among Wolves. National Geographic. 2007. Video DVD. (ISBN: 1426291078)
  • Sounds of the Earth: Wolves. Oracle Music. 1997.
  • Wolves. Magic Play Entertainment. Video DVD. 1999.

Other Resources

  • Animal Track Molds: wolf, mountain lion, elk, coyote
  • Animal Scat: wolf, coyote, dog, elk
  • Animal Skulls: wolf, coyote, fox, elk
  • Pelts: wolf, coyote, fox
  • Puppets: Fuzzy wolf puppet, wooden wolf puppet
  • Food pyramid blocks
  • Wolf pictures and posters
  • Jewels of Glacier poster and key
  • "A map without boundaries" poster
  • Wolves: Complete Cross-Curricular Theme Unit that Teaches about these Totally Cool Canines. Kranking, K. and Donald, R. 2002. (ISBN: 0439241189)
 

Borrowing Instructions

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 send us an email.

Last updated: May 27, 2020

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