Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers

Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers
Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers
Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers
Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers
Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers
Beaver Planets: Speciation in Extraterrestrial Beavers
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I was tired of having my students do the Rat Island lesson again, so I developed a similar lesson but with a different animal, and planets instead of islands! It was fun because I could have them research the beaver, draw the beaver, and have the beaver evolve! I hit STEM, STEAM, Common Core and NGSS all in one lesson! Students definitely have to do critical thinking in this lesson as they try to explain how their beavers evolved into new species. They also have to draw their planet and newly evolved beaver as well as explain what kind of adaptations he has and how they help him survive. I also threw some research technique in their as I expected them to look up what a beaver lodge looks like and how it keeps out predators. For certain planets, they have to research how a certain part of our planet looks and what flora and fauna we would find there. I am going to give this to my students as an end-of-the-year project. You could simplify this lesson for middle schooler's by not having them do procedure # 5. Student sample to follow...
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