Upper Elementary students learn about the structures animals have to help them with nutrition, self-defense, reproduction, and communication. Inquiry activities include:
Activity 1: My Beak is Better Than Yours: Students focus on the beak structure of birds and how this specific structure helps them get food.
Activity 2: Salmon Swim Home: This engaging activity gives students the opportunity to become salmon and use their sense of smell to navigate home.
Activity 3: Poster Reports: These reports focus on structures of animals and how they help with nutrition, self-defense, reproduction, and communication.
A Grading Rubric is included for the poster report.
This unit was designed specifically to address NGSS 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support, survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. This unit is appropriate for grades 3-5.
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