We’ve got a challenge for you! We’ve looked through our natural history collections and found some very cool specimens. But here’s the twist, we’re only going to show you close-up photos of the specimen.
Below you’ll find six close-up images of specimens from the Nature Museum’s collections with clues to help you identify each one. Once you have your guess, click to see the answer.
This quiz’s specimens all relate to our theme this week of healthy rivers and river ecosystems. Good luck!
1. The rudder of a dam builder
This colorful, textured body part is essential to help this species navigate its habitat. What do you notice about the texture? What colors do you see? Does the pattern remind you of any other animals? Where might this species live?
I’m going to try this. This was very interesting. Do you have this in Google slides format?
Nature Museum says
Thanks for that feedback! We don’t have it in that format currently, but we can work on creating a slides format that we can provide for educators to use.
Very interesting facts..My 6 yo girl, able to solve the mystery!