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Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Mammals of the World Giant Poster

Giant posters are great visual aids to enhance educational topics. In addition to species identification, they can represent 2-D Models for science processes and progressions. Print out the three 8.5 x 11" sections and piece them together into giant, eye catching posters for the classroom or other educational displays.

Mammals of the World Giant Poster

Fulfillment of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function
• Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. (4-LS1-1)
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
 • There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water. (2-LS4-1)
Performance Expectations
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.]

Citing Research References

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When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
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Here is an example of citing this page:

Amsel, Sheri. "Mammals of the World Giant Poster" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2019. July 23, 2019
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/Mammals-of-the-World-Giant-Poster >

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