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Animals Around Us: Predators and Prey


Activity Objectives

  • Students will learn about different types of animal teeth, and different things that animals eat. 

Vocabulary/Literature Resource

  • Predator, prey, meat-eater, plant-eater, sharp, flat

Materials Chart

Permanent supplies:

  • Skulls from various animals.
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Protective cloth
  • Mirror

Activity Plan

Students and parents should be invited to investigate the skulls, using a magnifying glass as necessary.

Some questions to ask:

  • What type of animal do you think this is?
  • What do you notice about this skull (shape, color, location of features)?
  • What do you notice about its teeth?
  • What do you think this animal eats? Why do you think that?


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