Unusual Creatures

by: Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan

Triops, also called tadpole shrimp, are tiny aquatic animals that are easy to raise and fun to watch. Their rapid growth rate, underwater acrobatics, and entertaining feeding behaviors make these inexpensive and readily available animals well-suited for classroom observation. In this chapter, students observe “mystery eggs” that quickly hatch and grow into triops larvae. Students learn to use a science notebook to keep track of their observations, wonderings, and learnings about the fascinating characteristics and life cycles of these most unusual creatures.

Grade Levels

Elementary

Topics

Early Education Evolution Lesson Plans Life Science Literacy Teaching Strategies

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/15/2012Stock # PB315X_29

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