Microsoft ® Office PowerPoint
of Slides: 31
for grades: 3 - 12
series of images introduces students to the world of Primates as Mammals
including anthropoids and prosimians.
will learn that primates have binocular vision, refined development of
appendages, a shortened snout and a large brain. Examples of the
two suborders are given.
and the Great Apes, both primates, belong to the biological family of
hominids meaning "human-like".
illustrate the general characteristics of primates - hands and feet with
five fingers and toes that are opposable; keratin nails; dexterity;
forward facing eyes; bodies that are covered with hair; and the ability
to sit and stand.
movement is described and illustrated as via brachiation, bipedalism,
leaping, arboreal and terrestrial quadrupedalism, climbing and
skulls illustrate a primate's evolved eye sockets and large, domed
craniums to protect large brains.
will learn that primates are frugivors but also eat insects and
arachnids as well as leaves and foliage.
habitats of primates are touched upon and attention is brought to the
fact that primates are becoming endangered due to habitat loss, hunting,
capture for pet trade and overpopulation.
presentation ends with some fun primate facts.
terms: primate, anthropoid, prosimian, appendage, binocular,
hominid, opposable, prehensility, digits, keratin, dexterity,
brachiation, bipedalism, arboreal, terrestrial, quadrupedalism,
knuckle-walking, cranium, frugivor, insectivor, folivor, ominvore,
Roiser BAA, BEd &
Kevin Chorowiec OCT, BAS, BEd