Adaptation Teacher Resources
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Students examine and discuss animal adaptation. They read an article about snakes, conduct research on ways animals adapt, develop a diagram, and write a short story written from the perspective of the animal they researched.
Students explore the natural environment through a video and nature sounds tape. They keep journal's of the unit's activities and vocabulary terms. They play a web of interdependence game and compose a list of forest animals and write reports.
Are you looking for a moving lesson on animal migration for kids? This one will get you there! It includes class discussion, several high-quality video clips, a printable note-taking table, and a Venn diagram for comparing and contrasting two different migratory species. Animals that are highlighted include Monarch butterflies, wildebeests, the sperm whale, and the red crab.
Students examine animal adaptations in this hands-on, technology-based Science instructional activity for upper elementary classes. The instructional activity includes adaptations for use in Language Arts and Art classrooms and an animal adaptation observation form.
Seventh graders explore how disasters affect animals. In this animal habitats lesson students create an animal that will survive in Point Reyes habitats.
The Khan Academy displays an animated and narrated clip about human prehistory and the relationships between us and our ancestors. The formal narration is balanced by the hand-drawn animation, making an attraction that is sure to hold the attention of your biology pupils. The content specifically targets human prehistory prior to the movement of prehumans out of eastern Africa.
Eleventh graders interview people in the community regarding their idea of sustainability. In this ecology lesson, 11th graders determine the different factors to consider when making important decisions. They differentiate reactive and proactive adaptation.
Young scholars research different biomes and their habitats, locations on a map, human interruptions, climate, and more. In this biomes lesson plan, students submit their presentations in groups and on Google.
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with a wide variety of pre-trip activities intended to enhance the overall field trip experience. Each activity is hands on and involves reading, research, creative thinking, and collaboration to facilitate interest and a deeper understanding of the curriculum. For example, one activity provides children with the opportunity to create a cheetah diorama.
You will want to use this unique approach to increasing awareness of human impact on the environment. Each participant pulls an object out of a grab bag and comes up with a metaphor for how that object might represent or relate to the changes in the global temperature.
Students create a story based on a picture of a pet and its owner. In this animal adaptation lesson, students discuss their responses to the picture they have been given, in small groups. Students discuss their ideas about animal adaptations and relationships between human and animals as a whole group.
After reading about how engineering has made adaptive devices possible for people with disabilities, pupils work in groups to discuss different devices to determine whether or not they are adaptive. They also disassemble a pair of eyeglasses in order to analyze the materials and design. This is a hands-on critical-thinking activity that you can use in a STEM or engineering unit.
Learners use their knowledge of adaptations of tundra animals to design an animal that could live in the tundra. In this tundra lesson plan, students draw and label their animal in detail.
Students study familiar fish and some other underwater animals, they see where in the ocean these animals live They study about the special adaptations of animals with which they are already familiar. They create a poster and share it with the class.
Young scholars discover that differences in physical characteristics and behaviors in animals that help them survive. They discuss animal adaptations and participate in a read aloud then, in small groups, create a clay model of an imaginary animal that has adaptations.
Students discuss different characteristics that enable animals to adapt to their environments. They work in pairs with one partner standing about one foot behind the other partner and cup their hands around their ears with palms forward. The student in back whispers something to the student in front, then the student in front repeats what was said to the student in back.
Students study the body of the River Otter to understand animal adaptations to their habitats. In this animal adaptations lesson, students study the photo of the River Otter and discuss its body. Students then play a game of 'Concentration' using the otter's body parts and adaptations.
Fourth graders consider how adaptation can help animals survive over time. They observe the shape of bird's beaks and the specific purposes they serve. They, in groups, research structural and behavioral characteristics in other animals.
Students track species using the Journey North project. They examine the meaning of physical and behavioral adaptation, migration, and identify adaptations that help the species they track survive.
Fourth graders group animals using common characteristics and develop an understaning of animal adaptations. This lesson plan is one in a series of lessons: Understanding Animal Adaptation: Day 1; Animal Environments: Day 2; Diamante Poetry Using Environments: Day 3