Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms

Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms
Structures, Processes, and Interactions of Organisms

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This unit engages students in inquiry-based activities to help them gain a conceptual understanding of life cycles, animals benefits from living in groups, adaptations and natural selection. Many opportunities for data collection and analysis are embedded in the mini unit allowing teachers to integrate math standards. Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. Appropriate for grades 3-5.

Activities Include:

Activity 1: Life Cycles: Students work cooperatively to figure out the life cycles of three different organisms.

Activity 2: Animal Groups Poster Reports: Student research different animals and learn about the groups they live in. After their research, they organize a poster to share. An optional grading rubric is included as well as an extension activity about humans and groups.

Activity 3: What Butterfly? Students examine environments and then create an insect that can camouflage well in the chosen environment. Class data is collected and analyzed.

Activity 4: Classifying Camouflage: This inquiry-based activity allows students to classify pictures and descriptions of animals based on the type of camouflage they use.

Activity 5: Butterfly Islands: In this activity students will simulate being birds and eating butterflies from different colored islands. Extensions to the idea of natural selection are made. Opportunities for data collection and analysis are included.

Activity 6: My Beak is Better Than Yours!: Students will test different “beaks” and their suitability for different food.

Word Wall Cards and Activities.

Post Test and Grading Rubric

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern. Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.
Total Pages
56 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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