Next Generation Science Standard for structure and function activities focus on external body parts that help animals survive. Kids love animals and they will love learning more about them with these activities. Why do camels have a hump? How does a long tough tongue benefit a giraffe? What helps penguins stay warm?
standard card to post in classroom and put on your file of materials
3 full page photos of the 3 animals along with
3 pocket chart size photo cards of the 3 animals (same photo, smaller size)
adaptation label “parts” cards (3 for each animal = 9 total)
description of how the adaptation helps “reasoning” cards (3 for each animal = 9 total)
“purpose” cards that use words in the NGS Standard (6 total)
adaptation Book Cover for each animal. Three writing pages to answer the adaptation question provided. (3 covers + 3 parts page per animal)
2 writing pages for each animal that includes a graphic on the first page.
2 ideas explaining how the adaptations could inspire an invented “tool” to help people
“Animals Inspire the Inventor in Me” writing pages for explaining one of the invention examples provided or your own idea
3 website links to support the concepts and extend learning
Also available in my store is a book about inventions inspired by animal traits.
NGSS Structure, Process, Function of Animal Parts
This year, enjoy teaching science.
Watch for more to come from Wendy Wished!