Meet the Mammals Lesson

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Use this slideshow to introduce students to the diverse world of mammals: particularly useful before a unit on classification or before exploring specific characteristics of mammals. This mini-lesson can be taught as part of 1 or 2 45-minute class periods. The activities and exercises can be completed in class or given as take-home assignments. The lesson content is accessible and approachable for both science teachers and generalists, and includes background material for brush-up or pre-lecture preparation.


Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the natural world of mammals. Enhance their knowledge of the different anatomy and behaviors of a variety of animals. Included are kangaroos, dolphins, elephants, and more. Use the slideshow in this mammal mini-lesson to give students a general overview of this group of animals.

Excerpted from

Mammal Book

Eyewitness: Mammals

Steve Parker

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the natural world of mammals, offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of mammal behavior and anatomy through stunning real-life photographs.

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