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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Box Turtle, Carapace & Plasteron

Taxonomy:
Terrapene carolina carolina
Identifier:
E2000.5.1
Date:
1997
Dimensions:
3" h 3.5" w 4 3/4" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Purchased With Funds From Friends Of The Public Museum Docentry League
Links:
https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/turtle-shell-e200051-eea4016fbe48495dab69274acbd67a78
Exhibit/Program
Investigate: Plant & Animal Adaptations (September 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. 

Student Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to analyze primary sources (specimen) and make inferences about them based on detailed observations.
  • Learners will be able to describe what an adaptation is and be able to provide examples of adaptations specific animals and plants use to survive in their habitats. 
Curriculum Connections:

Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes; Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Makers/Donors
Seller - Funds from General Operating Fund

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