Wetlands Physical and Behavioral Adaptations Activity and Assessment

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Teach your students to understand physical and behavioral adaptations of plants and animals in wetlands ecosystems with a complete lesson, handout, creative thinking student task and assessment. A rubric for both tasks (plants and animals) and an answer key for the review are included.

Students will use an interactive notebook activity to learn basic adaptations of plants and animals specific to wetland ecosystems. Background information is included for teachers.

After learning the basics, students are asked to document a new species found in the wetlands. Basic adaptations are expected, but students can be challenged to include life cycles, food chains and everything else one would need to know about the life of this organism. The lesson includes tasks for direct teaching, guided practice and independent practice as well as modifications that can be made to reinforce or extend the concepts. Student examples are enclosed and two versions of each rubric are included so you can differentiate for your students without additional preparation.

This lesson was classroom tested several times with a variety of students (mainly fifth grade) and it was a classroom favorite.

It was designed to be used with the Alberta Program of Studies-Grade 5 Science (Wetlands), but is broad enough to be used with any basic wetland ecosystems unit. Note that we have only included wetland animals and plants native to Canada, so there are no alligators in this activity.

This product is included in our Wetlands- Bundle- All Our Wetlands Resources where you can save 25%!

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What our customers have said about this product:

***I've used this for 2 years, with very different classes. I like that it is an open-ended project that "hits" many of the Alberta outcomes for Gr. 5. The students enjoy showing what they've learned in a creative way. Thank you! (Thank you Jess L!)

***Hands down my favorite purchase from TpT I've made. The kids in my class loved this assignment. My own daughter asked to do this just for fun AND she asked me to give a copy to her teacher so her entire class could do it! You hit the nail on the head with this one! (Thank you Courtney V!)

Thank you for your consideration! Happy adapting from the Brain Ninjas!
Total Pages
19
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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