Predator vs. Prey
TPW Magazine, September 2008
Predators are a fun and fascinating way to learn about adaptations, inherited and learned traits, and food webs. You can also discuss values and perceptions since predators are sometimes perceived as mean or scary. This issue of Keep Texas Wild offers students a look at several predators that live in Texas, with highlights on the amazing adaptations of the owl.
- Background for Teachers
- Learn more about the ecological significance of predators, as well as inherited and learned traits.
- Vocabulary - definitions and context
- These definitions include a context sentence to aid understanding.
- Activities and Lesson Plans
- From discussion questions to fun Project WILD activities, try these supplements to your curriculum to engage students. There's a full-size, downloadable version of the WildArt activity for you there.
- Ideas from Our Naturalists
- A special treat this month is the contribution from one of our state park naturalists -- her interpretive program on barn owls is sure to engage kids and adults alike!
- Student Resources
- Find additional resources here, including links to wildlife fact sheets, video clips and further reading. All meant to guide students' research for the activities.
- Additional Reading
- Take a look at these articles from the Young Naturalist series for more depth on the topics in this month's issue.
- Core Concepts
- Want more? These core concepts, adopted by the international Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, provide you with a framework for understanding wildlife, habitat and wildlife management from the perspective of fish and wildlife agencies.