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Skulls of Alaska's Mammals

Skulls of Alaskan Mammals book cover Animal skulls are a great tool for teaching about the diversity of Alaska’s wildlife and the special role each animal plays in its natural environment. This guide provides background information on skulls for educators, and hands on activities for students.

This guide accompanies skulls available from the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game for loan to educators. Together they will help you introduce students to skull identification, the form and function of skulls, the design of dichotomous keys, and techniques for illustrating skulls. The lessons are written for upper elementary through high school students. All lessons are correlated to the Alaska state content standards.

Download the skulls guide (PDF 1,284 kB)

For information about getting Educational Science Kits in Alaska, contact ADF&G in Anchorage at (907) 267-2168 or 267-2216. Or see the teaching kits section on the ADF&G website.