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Black-footed ferret Teacher Activity Guide

The lessons and activities below have been designed to teach elementary school students about ecosystems and ecological relationships using an endangered Canadian species, the black-footed ferret, as the focal point.



In addition to describing the physical features, behaviour and ecology of black-footed ferrets, the curriculum also includes topics such as biodiversity, extinction, adaptations, habitats, wildlife communities and the food chain.

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Ferret Facts: Page 3-7



Curriculum Links: Page 8-12


Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things ... 8
Grade 2: Growth and Change in Animals ... 9
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities ... 10
Grade 6: Biodiversity ... 11



Ferret Lesson Plans: Page 13-49


Grade 2 Lesson #1 ... 13
Grade 2 Lesson #2 ... 16
Grade 2 Lesson #3 ... 20
Grade 4 Lesson #1 ... 23
Grade 4 Lesson #2 ... 27
Grade 4 Lesson #3 ... 31
Grade 7 Lesson #1 ... 36
Grade 7 Lesson #2 ... 40
Grade 7 Lesson #3 ... 45


Ferret Activities: Page 50-73


Primary Activity #1 ... 51
Primary Activity #2 ... 56
Primary Activity #3 ... 58
Primary Activity #4 ... 60
Junior/Intermediate Activity #1 ... 61
Junior/Intermediate Activity #2 ... 64
Junior/Intermediate Activity #3 ... 68
Junior/Intermediate Activity #4 ... 70
Junior Activity #1 ... 71
Intermediate Activity #1 ... 73