This resource addresses the 3rd grade standards for NGSS 3-LS4-3 and 3-LS4-4 It can be used for learning about animal and plant adaptations. This resource includes 5 pages of nonfiction text on habitats and plant and animal adaptations. Students will learn about abiotic and biotic factors and how they interact in an ecosystem. Students will learn that organisms must adapt to their habitat or they will not survive. Specific information is given on desert habitat and adaptations and then students are expected to research another habitat to find out about its characteristics. A template layered book is included that they can fill in information they gather from their research..This resource includes response pages, interactive notebook flaps and folds and text dependent questions.It also includes sorting cards and two task cards that students can use in small groups, partners or as fast finishers. Answer keys are included.
3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive
less well, and some cannot survive at all.
3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
Science Concepts include:
Adaptations of plants and animals
Structural and behavioral adaptations
Abiotic and biotic factors
Changes in habitat
Supporting Claims With Evidence
This is a great CLOSE reading activity with a science theme and fun, meaningful activities. This resource is packed with great activities to fully teach the two NGSS standards.
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3rd Grade Complete Life Science Unit