Your students will love investigating wildlife in their own neighborhood. There are games about adaptations and natural selection, plus plenty of reading, writing and math activities.
This bundle includes three complete lesson plans, plus additional math activities. Includes a teacher's edition and student's edition.
Meets 3rd grade standards for NGSS and Common Core ELA and Math.
Next Generation Science Standards:
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
Many characteristics of organisms are inherited from their parents. (3-LS3-1)
Other characteristics result from individuals’ interactions with the environment, which can range from diet to learning. Many characteristics involve both inheritance and environment. (3-LS3-2)
LS4.B: Natural Selection
Sometimes the differences in characteristics between individuals of the same species provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. (3-LS4-2)
For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
Populations live in a variety of habitats, and change in those habitats affects the organisms living there. (3-LS4-4
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information. (3-LS3-1)
The environment also affects the traits that an organism develops. (3-LS3-2)