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Wolf Postures


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Wolf Postures

In this activity, learners investigate how wolves communicate with each other through different body postures. Learners can then apply their new knowledge by observing wolves at a zoo or wildlife or by watching them on a video. Use this activity to discuss the various communication methods that different types of animals use.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

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

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Brass fasteners
  • Pattern sheet with wolf parts on cardstock paper (p.5 of PDF)
  • Wolf tail and body postures diagrams (p.2-4 of PDF)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Minnesota Zoo & Eduweb, ©2012

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0610427
  • Best Buy Children's Foundation
  • The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • The ADC Foundation

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