Check out this awesome, and easily integrated mini research assignment to help students develop their knowledge of plant and animal adaptations (I've also used it with insects as students choose). You can either assign a variety of organisms for students to research, or allow them to use a site like kidrex.org to find their own examples and approve it before they complete their worksheet. Students are to use their textbook, articles, and most importantly the internet to fill in a variety of questions about their specific organism. Vocabulary included here are things such as region, predators, habitat, adaptations and more. Students will love the autonomy and freedom to control their own learning and explore specific animals and plants that interest them and will explore the adaptations that help them survive and reproduce.
For an added element, I have the students present their worksheet to the class so the class can preview a variety of other organisms as well! The rest of the class can use the presentations as guided notes with the attached Notes Sheet (you can check out a sample of this in the preview as well).
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