Explore the magic and wonder of our natural world with this plant and animal adaptations unit complete with assessment! Information sheets, interactive activities, reading comprehension, research based tasks, QR Code fun and more!
Included in this pack are a wide range of activities and resources to support the teaching of adaptations. Your students will love discovering the diverse and amazing wildlife that live in Earth’s beautiful environments, and will be introduced to plants and animals that they never knew existed!
This resource is divided into the following sections, and within each section are ready-to-print resources and interactive activities:
♦ Introduction to Adaptations: Information sheets about adaptations, physical and behavioral adaptations; Adaptations flip book template; Types of physical and behavioral adaptations cut-and-sort; Definition detective activity; Crossword puzzle; Venn diagram activity; Physical and Behavioural Adaptations match game.
♦ How Living Things Adapt to Their Environment:
Reading passages with accompanying comprehension questions for the following environments:
Each environment comes with reading passages, comprehension activities and animal and plant profile research cards.
♦ Amazing Adaptations: Information pages about Venus Fly Traps, the Railroad Worm, Darkling Beetle, Cane Toad and Viceroy/Monarch Butterfly
♦ QR Code Research: Fun QR Code research activity for both animals and plants. Website list included.
♦ Create-a-Creature Assessment: Scaffolded printables to guide a Create a Creature design task. Students select and research an environment and design an animal that has both physical and behavioral adaptations to help it to survive. Students make predictions about threats/changes and how these might impact their animal.
♦ Reflection Tools and Templates: General reflection tools and templates that can be used throughout the unit to demonstrate learning.
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