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Unit 2 Diversity of Life
Chapter 11 Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Section 4 Reptiles


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Sea Turtle Unit


11-4 Reptiles

Adaptations for Life on Land
Lizards and Snakes
Alligators and Crocodiles
Turtles
Tuatara
Extinct Reptiles- The Dinosaurs

Day 1
filmreel.gif - 313 Bytes 
Reptiles: Eyewitness Video
Day 2
readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice-Hall 387-394
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)RSG 11-4 Reptiles
Day 3
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Ammonite Egg   
Day 4
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Soaking Up Those Rays Science Explorer page 310
Day 5
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Crocs-Then and Now
Day 6
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Reptile Matching

 

 

Day 1
Topic  Introduction to Reptiles
Objectives/ I can ...
Introduce reptiles.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
 

 WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE CRUEL SEA ichthyosaurs
Walking With Dinosaurs: The Cruel Sea part 1  9:42
Walking With Dinosaurs: The Cruel Sea part 2  9:49
Walking With Dinosaurs: The Cruel Sea part 3  9:07

  Dinosaurs: Reptiles of the Skies  4:23

  WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: GIANTS OF THE SKIES pterosaurs
Walking With Dinosaurs: Giant of the Skies part 1  9:59
Walking With Dinosaurs: Giant of the Skies part 2  9:52
Walking With Dinosaurs: Giant of the Skies part 3  9:18

Walking With Dinosaurs: Giant Crocodiles  2:00

REPTILES: BILL NYE
Reptiles: Bill Nye  1/3  7:15
Reptiles: Bill Nye  2/3  9:43
Reptiles: Bill Nye  3/3  6:03

TEC
Resources
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Lizards and Snakes Coloring Book Good BB material
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Reptiles: Eyewitness Video on Safari montage
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 Order Audubon Adventure Newspaper: Birds: Feathers, Feet, and other Survival Tools

 

Day 2
Topic  11-4 Reptiles
Objectives/ I can ...
List the characteristics of reptiles.
List the orders of reptiles.
Name an example of each reptile order.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Herps in History

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On the Board

Characteristics of Reptiles

Cold-blooded

Molt: Grow out of their skin

Ability to change color

Smells (tastes) with tongue
Body covering of scales
Lays leathery eggs on land.


Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board

Orders of Reptiles

Snakes and Lizards

Turtles

Crocodilians
Tuatara 

Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes  Reptile Information:

Snakes Bytes 10:22

SNAKES
Anaconda Bites Policeman  2:24
Anaconda Gives Birth  2:27
Ball Python  2:07
Banded Sea Snake  :38
Black Mamba  2:42
Cobra vs. Rat Snake  1:53
Corn Snake  2:00
English Grass Snake Eating a Frog  2:00
Flying Snakes  1:48
Snake Eating Egg  2:12
Garter Snake  1:48
Milk Snake  2:20
Python Eats Deer  4:03
Spitting Cobra: World's Largest  3:00
Extreme Snakes: Top 5  10:00
Western Hog Nose Snake  1:46
 

POISONOUS SNAKES FOUND IN THE UNITED STATES
Identifying Poisonous Snakes Found in the United States  5:45

Coral Snakes
Coral Snake  2:14

Copperheads
Copperhead  :25
Copperhead Confusion: Herping With Dylan  8:14

Rattlesnakes
Rattlesnake Round Up  2:37
Rattlesnake Having Babies  3:30
Western Diamondback  5:50

Water Moccasins
Water Moccasin 1:32
Killer Water Moccasin: Savage Wild  1:55
Water Moccasin Contents  2:08


LIZARDS
Blood Squirting Lizard  1:51
Brown Anole  2:20
Crocodile Gecko Laying Eggs  7:14
Eastern Glass Lizard  :52
Frilled Lizard  1:11
Gila Monster  2:47
Glass Lizard  :38
Iguana  2:07
Jesus Christ Lizard  1:25
Komodo Dragon: Amazing Reptiles  1:45
Komodo Dragon: Kills In One Bite  3:04
Komodo Dragons: National Geographic  2:26
Legless Lizard  3:09
Legless Lizard Feeding  3:19  
Leopard Gecko  2:07
Mexican Beaded Lizard: David Attenborough  2:51
Western Fence Lizard  1:57

TURTLES
Eastern Box Turtle  1:42
Mexican Musk Turtle  1:58
Red Eared Slider  1:57
Red Footed Tortoise  1:56
Snake Necked Turtle  1:56
Snapping Turtle  2:24

TUATARA
Ancient Tuatara Fathers Young  :36
Tuatara: Amazing Reptile  1:22

 readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice-Hall 387-394

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)RSG 11-4 Reptiles

TEC
Resources

 

Day 3
Topic Ectotherm Temperature
Objective/ I can ...
Interpret data associated with an ectotherm.
Make predictions for endotherms.
Identify orders of reptiles
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Literacy Standards
Reading
Learns definitions of unknown words.
Selects and analyzes text to gather information.
Effectively uses summarizing and note-taking to gather information.
Writing
Creates multiple paragraph expository compositions.
Revises writing to improve organization and content.
Supports main ideas with facts, details, and examples.
Classwork-Homework
Lizards and Snakes of Australia  3:00

Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes Continue Reptile Information

Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Sonoran Desert Lizard Behavior List

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Notetaking of the Southern Alligator Lizard

TEC
Resources
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Garter Snake Fact Sheet
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes History of the Alligator
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Komodo Dragon Fact Sheet
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Reptile Comprehension  from edHelper.com
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Soaking Up Those Rays Use Science Explorer page 310 

 

Day 4
Topic  Reptile Egg
Objectives/ I can ...
Introduce reptiles.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Alligator Eggs Hatching  :12
Box Turtle Laying an Egg  :22
Corn Snake Lays Eggs  2:09
18 Snakes in 8 Eggs  2:08

Note02.gif - 247 BytesReptile Egg Diagram

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Ammonite Egg   
Amphibians had to return to water to lay eggs.  
Reptiles were the first group to live completely on the land. 
The ammoniate egg allowed them to place their eggs on dry land, the water (amniotic fluid) was IN  the egg.

TEC
Resources

 

Day 5
Topic  Crocodiles
Objectives/ I can ...
Label maps to show the distributions of modern crocodilians.
Label maps to show the distributions of the SuperCroc fossil discovery.
Describe the ways modern crocodilians have adapted to their ecoregions
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Crocodiles vs. Alligators 4:05  from the Brain Scoop
Walking With Dinosaurs: Giant Crocodiles  2:00
23 Species of Crocodilians  1:06
Crocodilian Tribute  1:47
Crocodilian Domination  5:39

ALLIGATORS
 
 Alligator Territory Bellows  :51
 American Alligator  2:49
 Baby Alligators  4:33
 Hatching an Alligator  1:04

Earth.gif (6650 bytes) American Alligator Facts 2:49 eHow
 
CROCODILES
 Crocodile Attacks  6:07
 Crocodile Feeding Her Young  :44
 Freshwater Crocodile Movement  :51
 Nile Crocodile  2:00
 Saltwater Crocodile Laying an Egg  :13

CROCODILES: WILDLIFE SPECIALS
 Crocodiles Part 1  10:50
 Crocodiles Part 2  10:56
 Crocodiles Part 3 8:23
 Crocodiles Part 4  8:23
 Crocodile Part 5  8:29

CAIMANS
 Caiman Lays Eggs and Another Caiman Eats Them  4:56
 Dwarf Caiman  2:17
 Giant Crocodilians: Caimans  4:50

GHARIALS
 Gharial (Gavial) Crocodiles: San Diego Zoo  2:01
 Gharial In Rain Forest: Cleveland Zoo  1:13
 The Last of the Gharials  3:43

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Crocs-Then and Now  Complete lesson.  

IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Outline Map of the World
Earth.gif (6650 bytes)  Crocodilian Species List
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Crocodile Distribution Map
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Terrestrial Ecoregions Map
camera.GIF (174 bytes)  Super Croc Picture
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Super Croc Fossil Article

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Venn Diagram Comparison: Modern Croc to Super Croc
Each group-student chooses a different modern croc

TEC
Resources
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)Super Croc slide show

 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) National Geographic Croc Map Clickable map of the world's

 

Day 6
Topic Reptiles
Objectives/ I can ...
Review and reinforce reptile concepts.
Identify reptiles.
State Goals
12.B.1a  Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environment.
12.B.2b  Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Return to Snake Road: Herping With Dylan Part 1  7:48
Return to Snake Road: Herping With Dylan Part 2  6:51
Reptile Show  6:43

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Reptiles Science Explorer page 334

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Reptile Matching   Can you match 16 reptiles to their descriptions?

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Reptiles Crossword Puzzle

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Reptile Word Search

TEC
Resources

 

Teacher Resources

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes)  Labs        crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Tests    IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit     filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) PPT     Videos

ALLIGATOR
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) American Alligator Fact Sheet
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes American Alligator   Animals A to Z from the Oakland Zoo.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Gator Hole: American Alligator This page is dedicated to the American Alligator, an often maligned and generally misunderstood resident of the Southeastern United States.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes History of the Alligator
CROCODILES
 Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Crocs-Then and Now  Complete lesson.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Clickable Croc  Interactive characteristics page.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Crocodilians: Natural History and Conservation
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Ferocious Crocs from Animal Planet
EGGS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Ammonite Egg    Amphibians had to return to water to lay eggs.  Reptiles were the first group to live completely on the land.  The ammoniate egg allowed them to place their eggs on dry land, the water (amniotic fluid) was IN  the egg.
GARTER SNAKE
 Note02.gif - 247 BytesGarter Snake Fact Sheet
 IGUANAS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Marine Iguana Web Site   Marine Iguanas are certainly among the most unusual creatures in the Galapagos.
 KOMODO DRAGON
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Komodo Dragon Fact Sheet
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Komodo Dragon  The world's biggest and most powerful lizard.
 LIZARDS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  How many eggs do some lizards lay?  Use the Internet Web sites listed below to learn how many eggs some different kinds of lizards lay. Use the Internet information to fill in the chart.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Life as a Lizard Unit
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Lizard Behavior List
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Sonoran Desert Lizard Behavior List
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bearded Dragons  An Oakland Zoo site about an Australian lizard.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Lizards  A live expedition with the American Museum of natural History.  Today's Dispatch,Lizards of the World, Squirting Blood, Lizards Without DadsSend a Lizard E-Card
MOSASAUR
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) A Day in the Life of a Mosasaur
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mosasaur
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Mosasaur Skeleton Picture
 MUSEUMS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Black Hills Museum of Natural History   Information about Stan, the T. rex
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Honolulu Community College - Dinosaur exhibit
Exhibit of dinosaur fossils available for public viewing. These "fossils" are replicas from the originals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, which boasts one of the finest and largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the world. Includes lots of great pictures and images of heads, legs, teeth etc of some of the best known dinosaurs. Also includes sound files for a narrative tour around the site.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  The Field Museum
Chicago - on line museum. Interactive Tour of Dinosaur exhibit - 'Sue' the T Rex. Includes step by step reconstruction of the T Rex's fossilized bones within the Image gallery. Also features a specialized 'just for kids' section - which includes lots of dinosaur related interactivity.
 QUIZZES & TESTS
  braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes Rattlesnake Trivia Quiz    24 questions about the famous rattler!!!!
 REPTILES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Reptile Classification Chart
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge requirements
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes Dangerous Reptile Brochure  You are a herpetologist, a person who studies reptiles and amphibians for a living. Your job this week is to create an informative brochure on one specific type of dangerous reptile.  Use a reptile from the Dangerous Reptile List or choose your own.
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Lizards and Snakes Coloring Book
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Reptile Flashcards Snakes, Lizards, turtles, Pterasaurs, Pleisosaurs, Icthyosaurs
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Reptile Information
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Class Reptiles  View a slide show on reptile characteristics.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Reptiles of the Ancient Seas  In 1811 the fossilized skeleton of a monster was found embedded in a rock. Scientists were confused by what they saw: the shape of the creature was that of a fish, having a large dorsal fin on the back and flippers. Other features, including a long, pointed jaw filled with teeth, seemed more like a reptile. In the end they decided this strange creature which they named an Ichthyosaur (meaning "fish-reptile") was definitely a reptile despite its shape.
 SNAKES
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Snake Game
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Snake Anatomy   Color diagram of the inside view of a snake.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Snakes and States     A web site with information about the snakes you can find in each individual state.
SUPER CROC
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Giant Croc Was Length of School Bus
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Super Croc from National Geographic
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Super Croc Web Site
 TURTLES
 Note02.gif (247 bytes)Care Sheets from the World Chelonian Trust
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Snapping Turtle Information
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)   Maine Turtle Species   Loggerhead, Eastern Box, Musk, Wood, Painted, Snappy, Spotted
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Testudines   Orders of turtles from the University of Michigan.

 


Student Extra Credit

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 star.gif - 2279 BytesAmmonite Egg  Read the article, color the diagram, and answer the questions.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Biggest Snake in the World  Read this article and then use this worksheet to answer the questions.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Case of the Disappearing Frogs   Welcome to "The Case of the Disappearing Frogs" brought to you by the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Follow our saga as we investigate.  Take part in the OnLine investigation. Solve the Crime?  Bring me a written solution.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Dangerous Reptile Brochure  You are a herpetologist, a person who studies reptiles and amphibians for a living. Your job this week is to create an informative brochure on one specific type of dangerous reptile.  Use a reptile from the Dangerous Reptile List or choose your own.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  How many eggs do some lizards lay?  Use the Internet Web sites listed below to learn how many eggs some different kinds of lizards lay. Use the Internet information to fill in the chart
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Reptile Classification Chart
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Reptile Crossword Puzzle    Learn facts about 14 different reptiles.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Reptile Watch Worksheet  Fill in the chart by naming reptiles that fit different categories. Then choose one reptile and observe its characteristics.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Reptile Word Search   Can you find all 16 reptiles?
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Snake Bit    You've been bitten by a snake!  A Language Arts extra credit.


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