Skulls Trunk

Skulls, books, and photos of animals arranged on table top
Hold a bear skull in the palms of your hands!

NPS

The skulls kit provides students with opportunity to discover the wide variety of characteristics we can learn about an animal from its skull. Contained within this kit are activities utilizing 10 skulls to focus on predators, prey, omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores.

Grades
3-12

Contents
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.

Lesson Plans
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
  • Wolverine
  • Coyote
  • Wolf
  • Mountain Lion
  • Little Brown Bat
  • Beaver
  • Rabbit
  • Mole

Books

  • Animal Skulls: A Guide for Teachers, Naturalists, and Interpreters. White, Richard S. 1999

Other Resources

 

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 submit a reservation form found on the main Traveling Trunks page.

Last updated: November 9, 2017

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