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Basking Basics


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    Florida Museum of Natural History

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Basking Basics

In this activity, learners will explore reptile biology by taking temperature readings in various places and comparing them. Includes setp by step instructions, a recording chart, a "What's Going On" section about reptile biology and temperatures, and suggested extension activity.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Aluminum foil
  • Strip of dark paper
  • Strip of light paper
  • Light colored rock
  • Dark colored rock
  • Flat sticker thermometer (like one for aquarium or baby forehead)
  • Pencil
  • Chart on pg. 2

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Florida Museum of Natural History, ©2021

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