EQ: What is Adaptation? In this lesson students will compare and contrast adaptations displayed by animals and plants that enable them to survive in different environments such as life cycles variations, animal behaviors and physical characteristics. They will distinguish between physical and behavioral adaptations displayed by animals and plants, as well as, explain how adaptations displayed by plants and animals enable them to survive in different environments. This lesson also addresses animal behaviors may be shaped by heredity (instinct) and learning.
This lesson includes 37 slides with Interactive Notes Book Student guided notes. Student discussions (Turn and Talks) and short video clips embedded in presentation. Everything you need to teach the lesson!
This lesson exceeds the 4th grade standards and meets the 5th grade standard. This concept is tested annually on the 5th grade state benchmark exam.