Ann Fier is a local reptile enthusiast that has done a lot of reptile programs in Lincoln County Schools. Ann brings a variety of snakes and a variety of lizards for students to touch, discuss, and experience.
There are a lot of articles on snakes and other reptiles in Newsela. To access the articles, login to your Student Portal, click Newsela. Search for "snakes", "reptiles", or "herpetology".
This is a video from NC Museum of Natural Sciences describing what herpetologists do: https://youtu.be/IUElDAeY1qk
Herpetology career options: https://youtu.be/C8W5obWEt9U
What Bones Can Tell Us!
Students examined the difference between male and female skeletons and determined how humerus measurement helps scientists predict height.
Additionally we met virtually with Dr. Albert, a forensic anthropologist professor at UNCW: https://uncw.edu/profiles/albert_midori.html
Here is a neat web comic/forensic case study: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/teaching-resources/written-bone/webcomic-secret-cellar