Featured Activity Kit: Lucky Mammal Survival

Lucky Mammal Survival is a fun game that introduces students to the concept of animal survival and adaptability. Students get to create an animal and see if it is able to survive factors such as climate, overpopulation, the predator/prey relationship, and the role of humans in the environment. The game is meant for students grades 5-12 and allows up to 8 players to play at one time. The game is useful for teachers wanting to provide students with the opportunity to learn about biology and biodiversity in an interactive way. This hands-on game will allow students to learn about the characteristics that allow animals to adapt to their environments and what kind of impact humans have on their ability to adapt.

The game includes the 18″ x 18″ game board, 28 survival factor game cards, one die, 100 blue tokens, four pencils, eight large game piece stands, a paper pad for drawing your own species to use as a game piece, “Species Attribute Forms” to use when creating each player’s animal, and the instructions for the game.

Lucky Mammal Survival is currently on display on the Ground Floor of the OISE Library on the coffee table near the “New Arrivals” shelf. For more information on this activity kit, and many others available in the OISE Library’s Curriculum Resources Collection, please visit the OISE Library K-12 Manipulatives Database.

About Skye Soobramanie

Graduate Student Library Assistant at OISE Library | Master of Information (LIS) 2018, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
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