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Unit #3 – Fur, Feathers, Scales: Insulation

Unpacking 3: Fur, Feathers, Scales – Insulation (video)

Topics Covered in this Unit –

  1. Body Coverings (structure and function)
  2. Insulating Mechanisms of Body Coverings and Other Materials
  3. Adaptation
  4. Thermodynamics

Printable Resources

Below are links to all documentation for this thematic unit.  Presentations are available in PowerPoint format, as well as PDFs for those wishing to print transparencies for overhead projectors.  Teachers may wish to review unit workbooks for more in-depth information before using the supplied presentations.

Curriculum Standard

Workbook with Exercises


Additional Readings and Supplementary Files

Scientific Journal Articles