In this activity, students research seven different animals, their gestation periods and classification. Then, they create a bar graph showing their results. They form a conclusion about what characteristics or factors help determine the gestation period length.
The lab report is filled in as students complete the activity. A modified graph is also provided to accommodate for diverse learning needs. The completed chart, graph, and answers to conclusion questions are provided for teacher use. All you need to do is print the selected pages!
This activity aligns to NGSS standard MS-LS-5. It also aligns to CCSS Math Standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.2 .
Possible Topic Connections: Animals, Mammals, Marsupials, Placental Mammals, Gestation Period, Monotremes, Classification, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Scientific Method, Parts of a Lab Report, Making Inferences, Cell Growth, Cell Theory, Animal Development
Supplies Needed: Access to Internet, Pencil, Colored Pencils (optional- for graphing)