Distance Learning

Structure and Function - Animal Teeth
(First Grade: Lesson 2 of 3)

Grade Level:
Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
Common Core Standards:
1.L.5.b, 1.SL.1.c
State Standards:

Distance Learning at Redwood National and State Parks

Howland Hill Outdoor School (HHOS) has just released the first lessons in our new Distance Learning Video Series for Redwood National and State Parks. HHOS developed these programs to carry on the Every Kid in a Park initiative that was implemented for the Centennial Year of the National Park Service. These education programs give students who can’t visit Redwood in person the opportunity to learn about this amazing resource from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, giving every kid the opportunity to visit Redwood National and State Parks!

How it Works

The distance learning program at Redwood is something students and their teacher can do any time. Since this is not a live distance learning program, there is no need to schedule a time with a ranger. Our program has ranger led videos for students to watch, followed by activities that students do right in their classroom. 

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Work with the students to list animals that live nearby. Then, list a few structures that the animals has and the corresponding functions of those structures. The purpose is to help the students connect the information presented in the video to the animals that live in their neighborhoods.

Download Animal Teeth Chompers

Have one copy of the worksheet per student. In part 1, have the students circle the type of food the animal eats based on the type of teeth they have. In part 2, have the students draw their favorite animal, the type of teeth that animal has, and something that animal would like to eat.

Download Animal Teeth Chompers

Last updated: August 3, 2016