General Lab Information


Animal Tracking

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Students will explore the methods of animal tracking and how to use knowledge of science to track animals. Six animals that are endemic to the BNL site will be discussed and students will apply what they learned through an interactive guessing game and coloring activity.

Vocabulary: footprint/track, toes, claws, pads, family

Session Information:

  • Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home. 
  • Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home.  Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.  
  • Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.  
  • Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided. 
  • Sessions are 30 minutes, Tu-Fr, 9:30 a.m.,10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Plan for additional time to get settled in the virtual classroom. 
  • One class per session 

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices

LS1.A: Structure and Function

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans

Systems and System Models

Structure and Function

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Developing and Using Models

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Next Generation English Language Arts Standards

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

New York State Standards for the Arts


Visual Arts 10.1


Program Audience

2nd Grade