In this unit, students will dive into the study of animal adaptations, focusing on the American beaver. Each activity reinforces nine physical American beaver adaptations that make it uniquely suited to its wetland habitat: strong teeth, broad tail, nictitating membrane, nose and ear flap, thick fur, waterproofing oil, split nail, webbed feet, and strong front nails. Students will play the engaging Beaver LODGE-ic board game, sort descriptive and explanatory beaver facts, and create a new product using the concept of biomimicry to understand the important role the American beaver plays in wetlands across the Pacific Northwest.
Are you ready to request an ECO Kit to loan? Here is some important information:
- These kits are offered FREE for Washington County Educators. All of our ECO kits are supplied with necessary materials and instructions for each activity. If you are missing any supplies, please let us know!
- Standard loan time is 2 weeks. If you feel like you need more time, please indicate that on your request form.
- We ask that you arrange a time to pick-up your ECO kit at our office (7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124) as well as a time to return it to our office. We may be able to arrange a staff member to bring the kit to you.
- Questions? Email Kristina Peterson.