Science & Nature
March Mammal Madness: Who Will Win It All? | (Zoology, Biology, Animal Science)
For five weeks, students will create their own bracket to predict which mammal is the ultimate mammal! Each week, we will research animals, debate our predictions, and cheer for our mammal of choice as they fight it out (digitally).
Allie Wilson, MAT
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Welcome to March! Mammal! Madnesssssss! (That was my sports announcer voice.) Which mammal is the king (or queen!) of all mammals?! Let's find out together! In this course, we will follow the exciting March Mammal Madness program presented by mammalogy researchers at Arizona State University. In our two classes, we will discuss the 64 animals that will be competing this year and make our brackets. Each student will create their own brackets based on their own opinions. Each class...
Students will create a bracket predicting which mammals will win hypothetical "fights". This will require students to learn about 64 mammals and think critically about each species' strengths and weaknesses. Students will practice defending their bracket choices, using scientific evidence.
I have taught both middle and high school students biology, environmental science, and zoology. In the past, my zoology students have completed this program every March. They always love it!
Students may need to spend some time outside of the first and second classes to finish their brackets if not completed in class. Based on interest, students can spend as much or as little time preparing their brackets as they'd like; it's purely up to them how much they would like to research outside of class. During the final week, students will have the opportunity to create a poster (digital or paper) campaigning for the animal they think should have won. Students will not be required but may work on it outside of class time.
It is recommended that students print out the provided bracket before the first class. During the last week, students will make a campaign poster for the animal they think should win. This may be digital or on paper. If on paper, students may want computer or poster paper, markers or colored pencils, a printer to print photos (or they can draw their own), etc. None of these materials are required.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Please note that this is all pretend--there are absolutely no animals fighting in real life. There will be some mild discussions of fights that sometimes result in death, but with a focus on the natural cycle and interactions of species. It is not intended to be a graphic discussion of violence by any means.
We will follow the March Mammal Madness events presented by Arizona State University. More information can be found at https://libguides.asu.edu/MarchMammalMadness
Allie Wilson, MAT
Pink-haired science teacher. Former critter wrangler. Love teaching kids that #WeirdAnimalsMatter.
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Scroll down for class information, policies, and tuition assistance if you are unable to afford my classes. 🦎ABOUT ME🦑 Hi! I'm Allie. I'm a science teacher from Arkansas and I LOVE animals, zoology, and biology. I teach at Outschool because,...