I created this essay assignment to use while my students did “video research.” We watched the “Insect” episode of the Life video documentary. This assignment will work with any video that is focused on insects, where the narrator describes the life & adaptations of individual insects.
This assignment may be modified to fit different animals as well. Another advantage is that it is set up for students to finish away from school, so students that are absent will have time to either watch a video and/or do their own internet research on various insects to collect data to use in their essay.
The goal of this assignment is to allow students to focus on how animal adaptations help them be successful in their lives. They analyze and compare adaptations for certain body systems with how humans use the same body system. Students will focus on 4 different insects and 4 different body systems.
The instructions give students guidelines on how to take their own notes from the video. Students then use their notes to create an formal essay. There is a rubric included.
You will receive a 3 page Word document that includes these teacher notes, 3 copies of the student rubric, and the student assignment sheet.
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