NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive

NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
NGSS Animal Photos: Structure, Function, Inheritance of Traits Help them Survive
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*11/5/17 update. This resource was designed to help 2nd grade teachers introduce the Next Generation Science Standard for traits, adaptations, heredity, inheritance, structures and functions that help animals survive. Six pages of real photos are provided in this set. Each page highlights one feature along with several animals that possess it and survive because of it. Your students will learn about these important physical structures as well as broaden their knowledge of animals. They will then use higher order thinking skills to hypothesize why the animals have these traits. Pages are provided for them to write and justify their thinking.

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*color and black/white full page definition of adaptation (You can use the colorful version as an anchor chart and the black and white on for students to post in their science journal, folder, etc.)
*a full page display of animals displaying one trait (6 different trait pages are included) See the preview for the traits provided.
*writing page to explain WHY students think the animal has this trait that helps them survive.
*writing page to explain WHY animals have these adaptations.

Included are lesson plan sequence and teaching tips. I outline how to introduce the concepts. Ideas for getting the students up and moving are included. Then model with one trait and create a shared writing justifying your hypothesis. You can let students work in pairs having them pick another trait and animal to write about. Finally, each student can complete their own individually. This completes a "I do, we do, you do (with a partner and then alone)" method of gradual release of responsibility. You can use this as a center after the initial demonstration/modeling lesson.

Students can complete one trait or every trait writing papers.

Follow this lesson with my book resource about inventions inspired by animal traits.
Inventions Inspired by Animal Parts - NGSS Structure, Process, Function of Animal Parts

This year, enjoy teaching science.

Visit my store to see other resources that will make your adventure in teaching easier. You might just find more items that you have wished for.

Wendy

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Any claims of correlation or alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards are solely those of Wendy Wished and have not been evaluated or endorsed by the creators of NGSS.
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