Elephant Unit – Curious Trails Nature Study


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Explore the extraordinary world of the African Savanna Elephant! Throughout each CURIOUS TRAILS NATURE STUDY you’ll find open-and-go topic study guides and lots of hands-on-activities ranging from S.T.E.M. projects, art invitations, nature journaling, cooking together, and more! This family-style unit is divided into 4 weekly nature lessons with activities that follow and ideas for our younger and older learners. Come together for our unit celebration to study nature poetry while enjoying delicious Elephant Ears!

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What’s included in the Curious Trails Elephant Unit Study:

• Discover the difference between African savanna elephants and Asian elephants. Put your observation skills to the test with our identification cards.
• Learn what life is like in the savanna biome.
• Celebrate elephants as a keystone species shaping the savanna and create an ‘elephant footprint’ hotel.
• Explore how elephants use their ears to keep cool in our heat loss experiment.

• Explore elephant adaptations including their size, trunk, skin, tusks, and bathing behaviors. Use our Elephant poster to notebook about your observations.
• Put your trunk skills to the test in our Elephant Trunk Relay challenge.
• Extend your studies by discovering the significance of the ‘tortilla experiment’.

• Learn what it’s like to grow up in an elephant family as we follow the birth of a baby calf to the time when he begins his own family.
• Celebrate what you’ve learned with our Life Cycle craft and Elephant Family Savanna pastel art tutorial.
• Extend your learning to explore how elephants behave ‘just like us’.
• Create a concrete poem to honor the role of matriarchs in elephant society.

• Learn why elephants have an excellent memory then test your own memory with our African Savanna matching games.
• Explore the four ways elephants talk through sound, touch, gestures, and scent.
• Discover why scientists believe elephants have emotions.
• Conduct an experiment to see how elephants can hear long-distance messages through their feet!

Study nature poetry while enjoying delicious Elephant Ears.

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