Lessons for Middle School Students

Bring the chimps into your classroom with free lessons and activities from Chimp Haven!

  • Designed for middle school students (grades 5 – 8)
  • Inspired by Next Generation Science Standards
  • Appropriate for classroom, remote, or hybrid learning
  • Group activities can be done virtually or modified for individuals

In this lesson, students will learn about Chimp Haven, the basic characteristics of chimpanzees, and how chimpanzees and humans aren’t that different.

Next Generation Science Standard Reference: MS-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

In this lesson, students will learn about habitats, ecosystems, and the basics of structural and behavioral adaptation.

Next Generation Science Standard Reference: MS-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

In this lesson, students will learn the basics of animal behavior, observational methodology, and the importance of data collection at Chimp Haven.

Next Generation Science Standard Reference: MS-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

In this lesson, students will learn about chimpanzee enrichment, behavior, and how the concepts apply to human needs.

Next Generation Science Standard Reference: MS-LS1-4 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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