This interactive adaptation activity teaches students what adaptations are and the difference between physical and behavioral adaptations. Students then interpret a reading passage, make inferences, and color a map that details bird migration patterns. I use this as a following directions exercise, reading exercise, and enrichment to my ecology and natural selection unit. Approximately one class period in length. As a point of reference I teach a 50 minute class. Students in my class love this activity as it incorporates coloring and enhances engagement with use of comic style graphics. Although I usually use this as a class work activity, I have successfully used it as homework and as an activity that a substitute could manage. Includes full teacher key. Includes “I will” and “We will” daily goals that teachers may post. “I will” and “we will” goal statements are aligned with the fundamental five method of teaching, but will work for any teacher who posts daily class goals or just wants to impress any administrators who walk through their classrooms! A great resource for any curriculum that includes adaptations, natural selection, physical adaptations, behavioral adaptations, ecosystems, ecology, or environmental science. Could be used in classes other than science as a reading and following directions activity. Created by Mister Science.
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