Every teacher has had one of “those” days…when you want your students to do something light and fun, something different! This lesson offers the perfect opportunity for students to break from the traditional biology/life science lessons while still applying their knowledge of the living world around them.
Mascot Mania is a fun internet search that is based on the wildly diverse world of college and university mascots. Numerous clues are provided to the students, such as “an omnivore”, “a heterotrophic organism”, and “an animal that hops”. This packet includes a clue sheet (suitable for lamination), as well as a formatted answer sheet with 50 blanks, and sample answers for each clue. Some answer choices dealing with more well-known universities are obvious, while others will require a bit of digging. Nonetheless, the wide variety of clues ensures that even the most college-savvy teacher and student will probably learn a thing or two.