Animal Adaptations

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Common Core Standards
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2.11 MB   |   21 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This mini unit engages students in inquiry-based activities to help them gain a conceptual understanding of adaptations and natural selection. Many opportunities for data collection and analysis are embedded in the mini unit allowing teachers to integrate math standards. Aligned to NGSS. Appropriate for grades 3-6.
Activities Include:

Activity 1: What Butterfly? Students examine environments and then create an insect that can camouflage well in the chosen environment. Class data is collected and analyzed.
Activity 2: Classifying Camouflage: This inquiry-based activity allows students to classify pictures and descriptions of animals based on the type of camouflage they use.
Activity 3: Butterfly Islands: In this activity students will simulate being birds and eating butterflies from different colored islands. Extensions to the idea of natural selection are made. Opportunities for data collection and analysis are included.
Activity 4: My Beak is Better Than Yours!: Students will test different “beaks” and their suitability for different food.

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Total Pages
21
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
4 Days

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