Physical and Behavioral Adaptations - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

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Description

Physical and Behavioral Adaptations - A 5E Lesson Bundle for middle and high school students. Everything you need in one tidy package! This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom. Each included resource is either completely or almost completely self-contained, meaning little to no classroom materials are needed. This bundle contains a mix of digital and paper-based resources and encourages collaboration and creativity at every turn.

In-Class and Distance Learning Ready

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.
  • Office and PDF versions of each resource are also included.
  • Many of the resources include a link that will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive. Other components can be uploaded to your Drive for easy access.

5E lessons provide differentiated instruction in their very nature. Your students will complete the unit with an understanding of:

• Adaptations

• Physical adaptations

• Behavioral adaptations

• Adaptations for specific habitats

Your students will also confront and overcome the following misconceptions:

• Natural selection produces perfection

• Organisms control how they adapt

• Natural selection gives organisms what they need

• All traits are adaptations

• The biggest and strongest organisms of a species are the best adapted

• All behavior is learned

Buyer Comments:

- "This was fantastic for homeschooling my son! It picked up right where his teachers left off and actually provided more information than he would have gotten in class."

- "I absolutely love these lesson packs. They are the most helpful resources for building strong lesson units with very little prep work!"

- "Lab stations were fun and unique; my kids were engaged the whole time! The powerpoint was also great."

- "Loved this!"

- "Loved this unit!"

- "great resource"

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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?

• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science

• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness

• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences

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What's Included in a 5E Bundle?

Engagement Phase

- This could involve a short video with probing questions or a discussion based on current events, common misconceptions, etc.

- Creates interest and excitement for your students

- Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions

- In this bundle, your students will be immediately gripped by an engaging video activity which will lead to a class discussion

Exploration Phase

- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections

- This bundle comes with a 7-station Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic

**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**

- For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

Explanation Phase

- This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way

- Students develop an understanding of the content

- Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued

- Students develop vocabulary

- Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences

- This bundle includes a lesson in Google Slides, PowerPoint, and PDF formats. For a complete description, please see below

Elaborate Phase

- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

- This bundle includes a science comprehension article that examines multiple case studies of real-life adaptations

**Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**

- For a complete description, please see below

Evaluate Phase

- Your students will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress

- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations

- The evaluation section includes a self-marking digital quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' topic understanding. A Word version is also included.

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The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn. Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)

By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.

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The following 5E lessons are also available in my store.

Physics

Newton's Three Laws of Motion

Current Electricity and Circuits

One and Two-Dimensional Motion

Static Electricity

Light and its Production

Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms

Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy

Electricity Production

Friction

Density and Buoyancy

Sound and Hearing

Calculating Average Speed, Velocity, and Displacement

Mass, Volume, Density, and Buoyancy

Magnetic Fields

Work and Energy

Renewable Energy

How Planes Fly

Acceleration

Refraction

Power

Liquids and Gases

Momentum, Conservation of Momentum and Impulse

Nonrenewable Energy Sources

Projectile Motion

Magnetic Fields

Coming Soon:

• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed

Biology

Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit

The Human Digestive System

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

The Circulatory System

Cancer

Photosynthesis

The Human Respiratory System

Cell Membrane and Transport

Energy Flow In Ecosystems

The Human Eye

DNA Manipulation and GMOs

Physical and behavioral adaptations

Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Meiosis

Genetic Disorders

Reproductive Technologies

Muscular and Skeletal System

Integumentary System

Introduction to Evolution

DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, and Alleles

Mutations

Carbohydrates and Lipids

Genetic Material - DNA and RNA

The Nervous System

Coming Soon:

• Excretory system

• Endocrine system

• Hearing and the Human Ear

• Plant anatomy

Earth and Space Science

Climate Change and Global Warming

The Moon and its Phases

Our Solar System

The Seasons

Human Space Exploration

The Life and Death of Stars

Eclipse - Solar and Lunar

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

Cloud Types

Plate Tectonics

The Rock Cycle

Natural Disasters

Meteorology

Fossils and Geologic Time

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Watersheds

Ecology

The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles

Cells and the Cell Theory

Ecosystems

Invasive Species

Interactions Within Ecosystems

Photosynthesis

Physical and behavioral adaptations

Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Biodiversity

Classification of Living Things

Ecological Succession

Chemistry

Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes

Atoms and the Atomic Theory

Introduction to Chemical Reactions

Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations

Molecular and Ionic Compounds

Acids, Bases, and pH

The Periodic Table

The Mole/Avogadro's Number

The Particle Theory

Chemical Bonds

Pure Substances and Mixtures

Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures

Pressure, Volume, and Temperature

Coming Soon:

• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes

General Science

Scientific Method, Skills, and Safety

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Explore - Physical and Behavioral Adaptations - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station on Physical and Behavioral Adaptations is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students' knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.) but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This Lab Activity Covers:

- Definition of adaptations

- Physical adaptations

- Behavioral adaptations

- Adaptations in plants and animals

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5: Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real-life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind, and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8: Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions, and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers.

Explain - Physical & Behavioral Adaptations: Increasing an organisms chances of survival - PowerPoint Lesson

This lesson package on Physical & Behavioral Adaptations: How plants and animals adapt to increase their chances of survival - begins with an introduction on Adaptations. The lesson then moves onto Behavioral and Physical Adaptations with multiple inquiry activities built into the PowerPoint. Your kids will be encouraged to collaborate and perform a little research. This is a great time for them to take out their own devices or use classroom computers. If these aren't available, this section can be discussed as a class instead.

The package contains diagrams, examples, and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), 2 embedded videos and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint

- The student version of the PowerPoint

- Multiple Inquiry Activities

- 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

- Adaptations

- Physical Adaptations

- Behavioral Adaptations

- Adaption Inquiry

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Buyer Comments:

- "Great resource!"

- "This is a very helpful resource! Thanks!"

- "Great for our new science curriculum."

- "This was great!"

- "This was a great resource for teaching about adaptations"

- "Great resource for teaching structural and behavioral adaptations."

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

Elaborate - Physical Adaptations Reading Article

Physical Adaptations. This resource is suitable for high school students as well as strong middle-school students. Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting, application and open-ended varieties.

No Prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set.

To give you the accurate idea of what this resource includes, I've included the complete versions of three other readings as the SAMPLE FILE - The Common Cold, Climate Change and The Accumulation of Plastic in the Ocean. You can also see exactly what the reading looks like in the Preview images.

**This resource is fully editable for your convenience**

This resource covers the following topics:

- Introduction to physical and behavioral adaptations

- Animal Physical Adaptations in Extreme Environments

- Plant Physical Adaptions in Extreme Environments

- Animal and Plant Adaptations in Tropical Rainforests

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The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

The Solution

This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:

• introduce your topic

• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills

• improve your students' analysis skills

• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace

• provide extra credit to students in need

• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

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Each summary is rich with age appropriate content (grades 8 and up) and is 2.5-3 pages long (13-font). Following each is a list of 8-13 questions along with the answer key, which will help guide your students understanding.

How this product will help your students:

- Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills

- Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge

- Give them insights into important scientific concepts

- Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

How this product will help you:

- Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards

- Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic

- Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task

- Prove you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face. Even issues as simple as the common cold are misunderstood and can lead to the misuse of antibacterial drugs eventually rendering them ineffective.

It can be used as a tool in your teaching arsenal on a regular basis, an extension activity for your faster learners, left for a substitute in an emergency or planned absence or as an extra bit of information for a topic.

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