Our Rattlesnake Activity Kit is a perfect example of how we've made learning fun and hands-on! Kids make a rattlesnake that really rattles as they learn about these amazing creatures. Twist our rattlesnake-colored pipe cleaners into a rattlesnake head, attach a special vial filled with some popcorn kernels, apply some appropriate coloring and you have a rattling rattlesnake! We even include ribbon for a special snaky tongue.
Ages 6 and up.
Unit Goals and Concepts:
- Find out about the features of rattlesnakes that make them so fascinating.
- Learn about a variety of different rattlesnake species.
- Play and participate in fun rattlesnake activities.
- Create a rattlesnake project.
- Pipe cleaners, "tail vial", ribbon, popcorn kernels, and rattlesnake "head" cutout for each participant.
- Our exclusive instructor's activity guide that is filled with fun facts about rattlers along with games and other snake-related activities.
- The only materials you provide are markers or crayons and tape or glue.
General: National Science Education Standard NS.K-4.3 and NS.5-8.3 Life Science.
Content Standard C: The Characteristics of Organisms (K-4)
Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
The Life Cycles of Organisms (K-4)
Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. The details of this life cycle are different for different organisms.
Structures and Functions in Living Systems (5-8)
Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. Important levels of organization for structure and function include cells, organs, tissues, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
Specific (California standards):
(1.2a) Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.
(2.2a) Students know that organisms reproduce offspring of their own kind and that the offspring resemble their parents and one another.
(2.2b) Students know the sequential stages of life cycles are different for different animals.
(2.2d) Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.
(3.3a) Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
(4.2b) Students know producers and consumers are related in food chains and food webs and may compete with each other for resources in an ecosystem.