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Why do some animals have scales, stripes, stingers, or spines? Explore how some of nature's most amazing creatures protect themselves.

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Multipoint: $125.00
Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


45 minutes for 1st and 2nd grade, 30 minutes for kindergarten

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University

Indianapolis, IN
United States

We provide quality experiences that promote science learning for students, educators, and the general public. The Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University provides participants with lively demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on life science discovery based on Indiana State Education and National Science Education standards.

Janice Slaughter

Program Details


1. We will discuss and identify predator and prey animals.
2. We will discuss specific animals and how they protect themselves from predators.
3. Students will be asked to make observations and encouraged to ask questions throughout the program.


The participant will:
-identify predator and prey animals
-learn about how animals are adapted to their environment
-compare the types of defenses different animals use to protect themselves
-identify examples of animals that use camouflage, mimicry, and physical and behavioral adaptations to protect themselves

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments

NS.K-4.5 Science and Technology
As a result of activities in grades K-4 all students should develop
Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

NS.K-4.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
Changes in environments

State Standards

The Nature of Science and Technology
1.1.2 Investigate and make observations to seek answers to questions about the world, such as "In what ways do animals move?"
The Living Environment
K.4.1 Give examples of plants and animals.
K.4.2 Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
1.4.2 Observe and describe that there can be differences, such as size or markings, among the individuals within one kind of plant or animal group.
2.4.1 Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.
2.4.4 Recognize and explain that living things are found almost everywhere in the world and that there are somewhat different kinds in different places.
Common Themes
K.6.1 Describe an object by saying how it is similar to or different from another object.