Yr5 > Science > Living Things Have Structural Features And Adaptations That Help Them To Survive In Their Environment
29 pages of activities, guidance notes and answers developing critical and creative thinking skills and aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Investigate the structural features and adaptations of animals using co-operative learning, reasoning and critical thinking.
(Australian Curriculum No ACSSU043)
These thinking activities are an excellent way to assess students’ understanding of animal adaptations. Use them alongside a unit on biological adaptations to engage the students in critical and creative thinking, and to ensure that different learning styles are catered for. It includes reasoning tasks, an open ended activity and a differentiated lesson plan. Approach the topic from a different angle, using higher-order thinking skills.
The content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum content descriptor ACSSU043.
- Hot Potato Activity: What Are Adaptations?
- Odd One Out: Consider the Adaptations of Animals
- Categorisation: Grouping Animals
- Analogies: Structural and Behavioural Adaptations of Animals
- Syllogisms: Deductive Reasoning Task to Explore Adaptations
- Silent Card Shuffle: Match Biomes, Adaptations and Animals
- Forced Choice Activity: Assess Students Understanding of an Adaptation
- Differentiated Flow Chart Activity: Separate Animals based on their Adaptations
- If……Then Activity: Creative Thinking Activity to Consider the Consequences of Changed Adaptations