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Reconstructing a Deer Skeleton


Students will watch a fun informative video examining the real deer anatomy and will learn how different pieces of the body all serve unique roles and function together. After the video, enjoy discussion questions to further engage learning about how other animals in our lives might compare to deer.





How do pets (dog, cat) move in order to survive?

Why do predators have eyes in front (like us)?

Why do prey have eyes on the sides (like deer)?

Why do deer need to run fast?

How do deer use their antlers?

Printable Materials

Reconstructing a Deer Skeleton (PDF) Lesson Plan


4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and ProcessesStudents who demonstrate understanding can: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Disciplinary Core Ideas L51.A: Structure and Function
Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.

Crosscutting Concepts Systems and System Models
A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.

Science and Engineering Practices Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Engaging in argument from evidence in 3-5 builds on K-2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s). Construct an argument with evidence, data and/or a model.