When it comes to catching a meal, many predators rely on the tried-and-true methods of outrunning, outweighing or out-muscling their prey. But it's a hungry world, and there are more ways than size or speed get a piece of the pie (or antelope). Animal predators rely on some of the animal kingdom's most unusual hunting strategies to keep fed. After all, dinner tastes just as good whether you've tricked it, tased it, punched it, paralyzed it‚ or just spit at it hard enough to knock it over.
Nothing excites kids more than a topic in which they can all enjoy. Group activities are great to teach socialization skills to At Risk Kids. But finding a project can often be frustrating as students all want to offer their own ideas which would make an interesting project.
This activity prompts students to research their favorite predator. Students are encouraged to find internet related material to produce a thought-provoking poster. Lists of the Florida State predators are included, along with other species that overlap on state borders. You may delete and include some of your favorite state predators to the list and change the state title. With more than 50+ animals to chose from, your student body will take no time deciphering what animal best fits their model. The final page includes a poster depicting where each criteria should be placed. Great fun! Students are self-reliant on this one.
Groups of 3-4 work best.