Mammal Flipbooks

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In this activity, learners explore mammal locomotion by constructing flipbooks. This resource contains flipbook PDFs and background information about the following animals: Thomson's Gazelle, Short-Nosed Fruit Bat, Long-Beaked Common Dolphin, American Black Bear, Red Kangaroo, and White-Handed Gibbon. Learners will watch how each animal moves and compare the different styles and speeds of locomotion. These could also be used in a unit about animation.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • printer paper
  • scissors
  • small or medium binder clips


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Rate
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Momentum and Velocity


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


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