These lesson plans are for Grade 3 NGSS Unit 5. It includes a lesson for each of the following standards:
3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
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.
Concepts include fossils, variations in characteristics, natural selection, habitats needed for survival, and how animals survive in changing environments.
The lesson plan components include:
Specific Learning Outcomes
I have included links to videos and original powerpoints to help students visualize the learning.