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Attention!


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Attention!

In this outdoor art/environmental activity, learners create designs that will attract attention to animals and plants in particular habitats, and then test whether their designs attracted the "right" organisms. Learners come to understand more about how features of animal and plant appearance, including color, shape, and design patterns, serve to attract pollinators and mates, scare away predators, or serve as warning. The activity can be extended by discussing other ways plants and animals attract attention, such as by smell, sound, or sight.

Quick Guide


Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • colored crayons or felt-tipped pens

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
      • Biodiversity

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • All Rights Reserved, The Regents of the University of California, ©1980

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