Meateaters and Planteaters

Meateaters and Planteaters is a classroom presentation showing the different physical characteristics and behaviours of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. 

Content:

  • use of animal mounts and skulls of animals below

 

Raccoon Rabbit Falcon Martin Sharp-tailed Grouse Scaup
Merganser Bat Bear Skull Deer Skull Beaver Skull Fox Skull 
Badger Skull Skunk Skull Weasel Skull Mink Skull Hare Skull Lion Skull
  • students will participate in aging deer by looking at the teeth in deer jaws

Length of presentation:

  • one (1) hour

Set up:

  • have class divided into 5 groups
  • have a space (library, science room) where students can work around tables 
  • two (2) large tables to display animal mounts and skulls
  • review terminology below prior to presentation (see attachment at bottom of the page for definitions)
Carnivore Herbivore Omnivore Scavenger
Predator Prey Incisors Canines
Molars Binocular Vision Monocular Vision Cusp
Dentin Enamel

Related Documents:

Presentation Outline
How to Age a Deer
Meateater and Planteater Vocabulary

 

Curriculum Connections

 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 4

Science

HC4.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities.
a,f
 

Science

HC4.2 Analyze the structures and behaviours of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats.
a,c,g,i,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,b,d,g,i

Grade 7

Science

IE7.2 Observe, illustrate, and analyze living organisms within local ecosystems as part of interconnected food webs, populations, and communities.
i,j