3rd Grade Ecosystems Activities - Interdependent Relationships - Aligns to NGSS

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Students will learn about interdependent relationships in ecosystems. The unit covers the four main topics--animals in groups, fossils, adaptations and survival, and environmental changes.


This third grade unit on interdependent relationships in ecosystems aligns to NGSS* standards 3-LS2-1, 3-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4. Students will learn about animals that live in groups, fossils, plant and animal adaptations, camouflage, hibernation, migration, and how environmental changes can impact plants and animals.

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It covers four topics:

  • Animals in Groups
  • Fossils
  • Adaptations and Survival
  • Environmental Changes

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Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago. Examples of data could include type, size, and distributions of fossil organisms. Examples of fossils and environments could include marine fossils found on dry land, tropical plant fossils found in Arctic areas, and fossils of extinct organisms. Assessment does not include identification of specific fossils or present plants and animals. Assessment is limited to major fossil types and relative ages.
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.


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