Scientific Observation: Animal characteristics!
Our next onsite exhibition “Creature Feetures” will introduce you to animal characteristics. This exhibition will help support the NGSS teachings regarding animal and plant adaptations taught in schools. You will see microscopic animals magnified through Igor Siwanowicz’s magnificent photography, use your feet to power an exhibit and get up close to observe CuriOdyssey zoo animals and their widely varying characteristic and features.
Read our “Creature Feetures” blog posts with videos and experiments to help you develop your own observation skills. You will learn about how plant and animal characteristics developed in response to their environment.
Using our Barn Owl animal cam, we compiled this great video showing our barn owls activities during the day and night. Just scroll to the end of the page to see the video. Watch and then see if you can make any of the following observations:
- What do you notice about the barn owls?
- Based upon what you see, what type of food does a barn owl eat?
- Do you think our owls are more active at night or during the day? How did you come to your answer?
- Where do you think a barn owl might live in the wild?
Love owls? Check out these other owl offerings on our YouTube channel, Great Horned Owl feeding, Aviary Annual Vet Exam (featuring the barn owl, raven, and turkey vulture), and Great Gray Owl feeding.
Throughout your animal and plant exploration, look out for variations, characteristics, habitats, structures, how the plant or animal is impacted by their environment, the structure and function of their body, and so much more. All of the “creature feetures” will help you understand animals, plants and even yourself. Have fun observing, experimenting, and exploring!
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