Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry

Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
Animal Adaptations Lesson, Camouflage and Mimicry
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A 900 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in activities, class notes, review games, video links, academic links, quizzes, two page homework, one page follow along classwork sheet, lesson notes, answer key, 125 slide review game at the end of the lesson bundle and much more are included.

Note: I've also included my biodiversity and relative abundance lesson in this post so that you can use the entire review game at the end of this lesson as great wrap up / review. Please feel free to delete those slides if not interested.

This is one my favorite PowerPoints and it always amazes the students. There are so many great examples of camouflage and mimicry that this PowerPoint will have your students saying "That's so cool" the entire lesson. The built-in challenge activities are just one way that this PowerPoint is highly interactive.

This PowerPoint includes critical notes, exciting visuals, great review games, challenge questions, and a neat activity that requires students to camouflage a gecko template and then hide it in the school. I work in a K-8 school and we have the elementary students participate in a "Great Gecko Hunt". Also included is a 1-20 find the camouflaged animal somewhere in the slide. This quiz challenge is a great hook for the rest of the lesson. Students then explore the different kinds of mimicry and see many great examples. Mimicry: The resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects. students learn about Batesian mimicry: Looking like another species that is dangerous or may taste bad. A really neat activity has students pretend to be birds and eat different flavored Cheerios (some good some gross). There is a mimic, and the model. Students then participate in a beat the butterfly man challenge that has student try to guess the non toxic butterfly from a series of slides. Old cd's become their tokens and represent yes / no answers. Students try to beat The Butterfly Man. This sounds crazy but it is easy to follow and the students love it. Student then learn about Mullerian mimicry: Several unrelated species share warning colors that warn predators that these colors are dangerous or toxic. Students record boxes and use colors to demonstrate patterns and colors they see form a series of slides that show animals displaying warning colors. A great activity explores taste called nastieeos where the teacher makes tastieeos that are delicious, and nastieeos that are gross tasting. The recipe is hinted at in the slideshow. The tastieeos use cinnamon, sugar, chocolate. The nastieeos use garlic salt worchestire sauce, lemon juice, pepper. The students become birds and learn real quick that going after tastieeos isn't worth it because if you get a nastieeo you will regret it. Using "Jelly Belly" BeanBoozled gross jelly beans also works well. You can't tell the difference between a flavor like licorice and skunk spray taste. It only takes one bad experience and the reward isn't worth the risk (kinda like nature) This is a really interactive and exciting PowerPoint that your students will enjoy.

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Ecology Interactions Unit which includes a 3000+ slide PowerPoint, bundled homework / assessment, modified assessment, detailed answer key, and unit notes that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games, videos, lab handouts, and much more.

Ecology Interactions Entire Unit, HW, Notes and more
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key
Levels of Biological Organization, Community Ecology
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Food Webs, Activity, (350 Slides), HW, Notes and much more
Animal Habitat Activity, Hands-on, and much more
Camouflage and Mimicry Lesson (400 Slides) HW, Notes and much more
Population Sampling and Biodiversity Lesson
Animal and Plant Symbiosis, Mutualism, Parasitism, Commensalism (500 Slides) HW, Notes and more
Exotic Species Lesson, Create a WANTED poster, and much more
Ecology Interactions Unit Review Game
Ecology Interactions Unit Crossword with Solution
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 300 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 200 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 300 pages of unit notes, 40 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide. .

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you again. Best wishes.

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

Other Ecology and the Environment Lessons that I offer...

Ecology Feeding Levels Entire Unit (1000+ Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit

The Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Includes all of the following and more...
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit Homework, Lesson Notes, Answer Key (FREE)
Food Chains, Energy Flow in an Ecosystem, Producers, Consumers, Decomposters, (650 Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Food Chain Board Game
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Animal Teeth / Dentition, Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores, (200+ Slides) HW, Quiz, and More
Biomass Pyramids, Energy Flow, Pyramid of Numbers, Activity, and more
Biomagnification and Bioaccumulation of Pollution in Aquatic Systems, Simulation Activity, HW, Notes, (299 Slide PowerPoint) and more
Feeding Levels Unit Crossword with Solution
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

Ecology Abiotic Factors Entire Unit (2700+ Slides), HW, Notes and more
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

This unit includes all of the following and more.
Ecology Interactions Entire Unit
Light, Plants, and Animals Lesson
Warm and Cold Bloodedness, Animals, Isopod Lab Project and more
Abiotic Factors Unit Crossword with Solution
Water Cycle Lesson, Quiz, HW, and much more
Carbon Cycle Lesson, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration
Nitrogen Cycle , Phosphorus Cycle, pH, Acid Rain, Nutrient Pollution in Aquatic Systems (470 slides) HW, Notes and much more
Biogeochemical Cycles Review Game, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, pH Acid Rain, Phosphorus Cycle
Ecology and the Environment Flash Card Pack

Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.

Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit

Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)

Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Botany Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit

Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)

Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit

Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)

Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Best wishes,

Ryan Murphy M.Ed

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