Adaptation and extinction of woolly mammoths (Interdisciplinary Learning)

Three lessons covering, adaptation, survival characteristics and the extinction of the woolly mammoth with comparison to living elephants. Includes presentation slides and student worksheet with answers.

Aimed at Level 2 (Biodiversity and interdependence, SCN 2-01a)

This resource bundle includes:
Lesson 1: Woolly mammoths and the ice age
Lesson 2: The pygmy mammoths
Lesson 3: Comparison of African elephant and the woolly mammoth

Created as part of the School of Geosciences’ Outreach Programme, which allows students in their final year to work in partnership with a local school to develop a set of lesson plans.

Author: Chloe Young, adapted by Cecily Plascott.

Unless otherwise stated all content is released under a CC-BY 4.0 license.

Cover image: Model of Mammuth primigenius at the Royal BC Museum by Iain Reid is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.


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  • Lesson-1-work-booklet---teacher.docx
  • Lesson-1-work-booklet.docx
  • Lesson-2-presentation.pptx
  • Lesson-2-workbooklet---teacher.docx
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  • Lesson-3-presentation.pptx
  • Lesson-3-workbooklet---teacher.docx
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Created: Jul 20, 2018

Updated: Feb 12, 2020

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