Overview

This activity challenges students to learn the difference between physical and behavioural adaptations, and discuss the adaptations that allow Woodland Caribou to survive in Alberta. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

Objective
  • Students learn the difference between caribou and Alberta’s other wild ungulates
  • Students identify physical and behavioural adaptations of caribou
  • Students consider where caribou live in Alberta and the impacts of land management choices on caribou habitat
Materials

Woodland Caribou Poster

  • Student instruction sheet
Supporting Documents

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Alberta’s Woodland Caribou (Teacher)Alberta’s Woodland Caribou (Student)

Version Française:

Caribou Des Bois De L’Alberta (Enseignants)Caribou Des Bois De L’Alberta (Etudiants)

Program of Study
  • Science, EOE
Time
  • 60 mins
Curriculum Outcomes
  • Grade 6 Science - Trees and Forests,
  • Grade 7 Science - Interactions and Ecosystems,
  • Grade 9 Science - Biological Diversity
  • Grade 7-9 Environmental and Outdoor Education

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