What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 Animal Adaptations

What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
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Use this fun craftivity to teach about a specific adaptation in 11 animals: their noses! The idea for this stemmed from the book “What If You Had An Animal Nose!?” I love this book by Sandra Markle!!& so do my students!!
It is such a fun way to teach children about animal adaptations, specifically how different types of noses ensure an animal’s survival. It is also a great way to address one of the 3rd grade Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) : 3-LS4-2: 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.
What do warthogs do with their crazy-shaped nose? Which animal uses his nose as a snorkel? I love how the book asks our children to imagine if they had an animal nose and then shows them using beautiful yet funny illustrations. It’s also full of fun animal & nose facts.
I created the worksheets and craftivity to go along with the book. There are 3 worksheets listing all 11 animals covered in the book: tapir, rabbit, elephant, grizzly bear, warthog, saiga, star-nosed mole, rhinoceros, giant anteater, Bourret’s horseshoe bat, and hammerhead shark. Students must describe the different types of noses and then think of what the survival advantage is (answer key included.) I’ve also included patterns for all 11 different types of animal noses, face pattern, and name label (see photo above.) The book is available in paperback on Amazon.com
Ms. Markle was kind enough to allow me to use the image of her book in this lesson plan. Hope you and your students enjoy!

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What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
What If You Had An Animal Nose!? Addresses NGSS 3-LS4-2 An
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