J E OPA R D Y SIGNALS OF SPRING - ACES Animals in Curriculum-based Ecosystem Studies
Directions: Divide the class into two teams: Team A and Team B. Then divide the teams into groups of 3-4 students. The first group from Team A will choose a category and an amount from slide 3. After the group agrees on an appropriate “question” to ask in response to the statement, one student asks the question. Teams have 45 seconds to formulate their “question.” If correct, the team wins the dollar amount. If incorrect, they receive no “money.” The turn now goes to Team B. Play continues until the board is clear. The team with the most money wins.
Some marine animals breathe through this special hole at the top of their heads.
What is a blowhole? 100 Credit: NOAA http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2006/imag es/right-whale-gulfcoast-blowhole-02-27- 2006.jpg http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2006/imag es/right-whale-gulfcoast-blowhole-02-27- 2006.jpg
Whales, dolphins, and porpoises belong to this order.
What is cetacean? 200 Credit: NOAA http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetacea ns/
These “toothbrush-like” plates allow whales to strain their food out of the water.
What is baleen? 300 Credit: NOAA http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/education/cetaceans/images /stylized_baleen.jpg
This animal’s dorsal fin is shaped like a triangle and sometimes mistaken for a shark’s fin.
What is a porpoise? 400 Credit: NOAA http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/ cetaceans/harborporpoise.htm http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/ cetaceans/harborporpoise.htm
These animals have long, sleek bodies and conical-shaped teeth.
What are dolphins? 500 Credit: NOAA http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammal s/cetaceans/bottlenosedolphin.htm
There are currently this many National Marine Sanctuaries.
What is 13, or 14 including Papahãnaumokuãkea Marine National Monument. 100 Credit: NOAA http://hawaiireef.noaa.gov/management/cotr ustee_maps.html
Fagatele Bay National Marine Santuary is located on this South Pacific island.
What is American Somoa? 200 Credit: NOAA http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/ theb0013.htm
Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is named after this Georgia Marine Institute curator.