Hooves, Horns, and Antlers

The Hooves, Horns, and Antlers presentation provides information on the formation and purpose of these features for the three animal families Antilocapridae, Bovidae, and Cervidae. The presentation includes a variety of hoofs, skulls, and antlers.

Content:

  • examples from three animal families: Antilocapridae - Pronghorn, Bovidae - Bison, Cattle and Cervidae - Caribou, Elk, Moose, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer
  • hooves - what they are made of, types, various shapes of hooves and reason for these shapes
  • horns - which animals grow them, parts of the horn that sheds
  • antlers - information about shedding, growth, size, and shape. 

Length of presentation:

  • 45 minutes

Set up:

  • three (3) large tables

Curriculum Connections

 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 4

Science

HC4.2 Analyze the structures and behaviours of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats.
a,e,g,h,i
  Science
HC4.3 Assess the effects of natural and human activities on habitats and communities, and propose actions to maintain or restore habitats.
c,d,j
Grade 6 Science
DL6.2 Examine how humans organize understanding of the diversity of living things.
a,d
  Science
DL6.3 Analyze the characteristics and behaviours of vertebrates (i.e., mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish) and invertebrates.
b,c,e
  Science
DL6.4 Examine and describe structures and behaviours that help: 
  • individual living organisms survive in their environments in the short term
  • species of living organisms adapt to their environments in the long term.
a,c,d,g,h,h,i