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A skull can be a valuable teaching aid in the classroom or nature center. Nothing holds a child's attention quite like a skull. Skulls are very useful instructional objects when focusing on dietary habits (food chains), predator/prey relationships, anatomy, biology, ecology, habitats, adaptation/evolution and animal behavior...to name a few.
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Skulls in Education: What Can Skulls Tell Us?
Have you ever found a skull in the woods and wondered, "What kind of animal was this?" or, "I wonder what this animal ate?" or "How did this animal die?" Skulls can answer all of these questions…if you know how to "read" them. Like the pages of a book may be read to reveal the life of a man, so may a skull be "read" to reveal the history and lifestyle of an animal. If you know what to look for, you can interpret information about how the animal lived its life and possibly, even how it died. Below we will illustrate how to "read" a mammal skull.