The workshop you will receive in this PDF file is based on the following Florida Benchmark: SC.5.L.17.1 Compare and contrast adaptations displayed by animals and plants that enable them to survive in different environments such as life cycles variations, animal behaviors and physical characteristics.
The focus is on "survival skills" more specifically on animal adaptations and how these help the animal survive in its environment.
Within the 31 pages, topics will include:
** vertebrates vs invertebrates
** classification of vertebrates
** breakdown of an ecosystem and lets build one
** physical and behavioral adaptations
** 7 habitats of Florida
** habitats around the world
The workshop is based on 8 days; however, depending on your class it could take a little longer. Also included are examples of the foldables/organizers you will use that are taken from my student journals.
All materials you will need are built into the file, except for the smartboard lesson entitled "gopher tortoise". I hope you enjoy!