Structure, Function, and Information Processing: Animals (NGSS)

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This Next Generation Science Unit focusing on Structure, Function, and Information Processing also addresses Common Core reading and writing skills for informative/explanatory reading and writing. The unit covers the following NGSS standards:

1 - LS1 -1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
1 - LS1 -2 Read text and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring to survive.
1 – LS3 -1 Make observations to conduct and evidence based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

The unit contains a research packet for 6 animals that include QR Codes for online resources, pictures, note taking papers, and a 2 page article that addresses all the points needed for students to complete a research project. The unit also includes a scaffolded research project packet and publishing pages that are differentiated. In addition, there are 4 Enrichment projects, visuals and design/plan pages to help students understand animal adaptations and biomimicry.

The Unit includes:

• Research Information Packets (with QR Codes) for 6 animals: koala, echidna, shark, kangaroo, kookaburra, and dingo.
• Research Project Guide (differentiated) with lots of guided note taking pages
• Vocabulary cards (half-page just words and full –page with visuals)
• Learning Targets (I can statements)
• Special pages on biomimicry and animal adaptations
• Investigation on using biomimicry to help solve a human problem
* 2 investigations on how animal adaptations help animals in their environments (blubber investigation and eyelash investigation)
• 4 Enrichment projects to engage learners and provide differentiation: Big Book masters, poetry, iMovie, Jump into the Animal
* Oral presentation feedback form

Also check out my NGSS unit on plants:

Plants –NGSS Structure, Function, and Information Processing

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Structure, Function, and Information Processing:  Animals (NGSS)
Structure, Function, and Information Processing:  Animals (NGSS)
Structure, Function, and Information Processing:  Animals (NGSS)
Structure, Function, and Information Processing:  Animals (NGSS)
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