Integrate STEM when you teach habitats and animal adaptations!
We have created a combo STEM Packet for Physical and Behavioral Adaptations. Both are available individually but are now combined for a discount.
STEM and Animal Physical Adaptations.
Engineer an animal to match a habitat. A super way to integrate engineering into a unit on animal physical adaptations!
This activity was used as part of our “ Get Caught Engineering - Is It in Your Nature?” family workshop at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.
Teacher notes, student guide, six habitats information cards: rainforests, deserts, mountains, ocean, wetlands, and the arctic are all included. In addition there are inquiry questions, group role cards, vocabulary list, rubric, poster, and a list of easy to find materials are all provided for you. This STEM activity is a fun hands on lesson that can be used to review and apply concepts from a teacher’s previously taught lesson on animal adaptations and habitats.
STEM and Behavioral Adaptations
Have your students engineer behavioral adaptations for an animal they invent. It provides a great way to integrate engineering into a unit on animal behavioral adaptations, biology, and nature studies. This activity was also used as part of our “ Get Caught Engineering - Is It in Your Nature?” family workshop at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.
Teacher notes, student guide, four behavioral adaptations information cards (vocalization, migration, protection behavior, and herd behavior), inquiry questions, group role cards, vocabulary list, rubric, poster, and a list of easy to find materials are all provided for you.
Teachers have been delighted with the enrichment the adaptation units provide to their science unit.
“As a STEAM school that is using the Engineering Design Process, this was a great resource for me to use in our Life Science Unit. The kids had a great time creating their animals.”
“This project was awesome! Allowed my students to use creativity to demonstrate their understanding of Adaptations! Very engaging activity!”
Your students might also enjoy STEM A Bird Beak – perfect for an additional lesson on adaptations
STEM A Bird Beak
We also have a bundle of nature related STEM activities (includes the physical adaptation activity but not the behavioral adaptation):
STEM and Nature Challenges-An Engineering Bundle
Need more STEM activity ideas?
We have some popular Engineering Energizers that are great for a short lesson
Give Me Five- A Bundle of Engineering Energizers
Give Me Five More Engineering Energizers
Theme based STEM activities for a program are lots of fun! How about a theme of Oceans, Super Heroes or Aviation?
Dive Into STEM: Ocean Centers for Exploration and Observation
STEM and Super Heros
Soaring with STEM: A Bundle of Aeronautical Engineering
In addition, please visit our website for more links and resources to help you organize your event. www.getcaughtengineering.com
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