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270 resources with the concept animal adaptations

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Continued Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As 3rd graders continue reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, they focus on the concepts of predator and prey in the fifth lesson plan of this unit. Scholars further develop their ability to answer questions using evidence from the text...
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Reading Closely to Expand Understanding of Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders work to determine the main idea, recall key details, and answer questions using an informational text on the topic of animal adaptations. Using the non-fiction text "Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations" (provided) the teacher...
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Grade 3 Literacy in Science: Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write narratives that include scientific criterion. This lesson is all about literacy and science! The lesson is completely designed for addressing Common...
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Creature World - Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a colorful, informative, and engaging presentation on animals who live on all of the world's continents. This PowerPoint provides the teacher the option of adding text to each slide and has a culminating assignment for each of...
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Feeding Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd
Young biologists take a look at the myriad of ways that animals increase their chances of surviving in the wild. The adaptations help animals hide, hunt, and attract a mate. This lesson specifically explores how insect mouth parts are...
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Games on Echolocation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Get a little batty with life science! This fun simulation game replicates how bats use echolocation to hunt moths in their native Hawaiian habitat. After creating blind folds and discussing some basic principles of echolocation, students...
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Invent an Animal

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize how animal adaptations help animals survive in their environment.  In this characteristics lesson, students create an original animal that can adapt to a specific habitat. Students create a model of their animal. ...
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Can You Adapt?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using the Montana State Quarter, learners engage in activities designed to help increase their understanding about how animals must change their social and physical behaviors in order to adapt to their environment. Excellent worksheets...
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Wetland Band

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Create an animal chorus as learners explore the sights and sounds of the wetlands. Individuals begin by listening to the animal calls of local frog and toad species. They then try to replicate the variety of sounds using common items and...
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What's This? Life at the Limits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are some amazing ways species evolve to survive. From large ears to sneezing salt, learners read about these interesting adaptations in an interactive lesson. Great to supplement an in-class lesson, it also works well as a remote...
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What's This? Breathing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Crazy fact: Some animals can survive months without oxygen. An online resource describes some unique ways animals collect oxygen and even live without it for an extended time. Learners read about these special animals and use pop-up...
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What's This? Staying Safe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Amaze the class with the creative adaptations species employ to trick predators. An online interactive lesson introduces learners to six different species with unique adaptations. Each species highlights a different adaptation and its...
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Ocean Creature Feature

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From coloring to hard protective shells, ocean creatures have adaptation features that help them survive. An eight-question online quiz highlights different ocean animals and their unique characteristics. The resource then offers pop-up...
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Ocean Drifters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Take a drift in the ocean. Class members watch a video on plankton, the drifters of the ocean. Scholars find out about the different types of plankton and sea jellies. To add a little variety, they use the aquarium webcams to study sea...
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Kelp Forest Habitat

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What forest is in the ocean? The class watches a video that introduces the kelp forest and the parts of kelp. Learners dive into the ocean and see what different species live near the canopy, the midwater, and the bottom of the kelp...
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Amazing Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
We can all adapt. Classmates watch a video about the adaptations of sea horses that allow them to eat and move. They then watch penguins on webcams to see what adaptations help the penguins find food, move, and avoid predators. Finally,...
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Migration, Adaptation, and Changing Climates

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
People adjust to their environments without even thinking about it—even if it's simply throwing on a sweatshirt. Lead the class in a discussion about the adjustments people make in their daily lives as an introduction to adaptations,...
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Claws vs. Nails

For Students 6th - 12th
Nail down the differences between claws and fingernails with an informative video that details the evolutionary changes that led some animals to develop nails while other creatures retained their sharp claws.
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Life in the Cold: Climate Challenges

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
What does it take to make it in the Arctic? Learners examine the cold weather adaptations of a polar bear that help it survive. With everyday objects, they model these characteristics as they become make-shift polar bears. Modeling helps...
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Investigating Bat Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Bats may look the same, but are actually very different. Some bats eat meat and others fruit, while some have bright colors and others are dark colors. Learners examine the differences, view them as adaptations, and then play a game to...
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Prairie Chicken Pageant

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Diminishing habitats is a real concern that is threatening endangered species. Learners examine these concerns by studying the prairie chicken. Groups get a card with characteristics and threats to the species that they turn into skits.
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Brown Pelicans

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Even animals that are part of the same species have differences. Learners read a passage about white and brown pelicans and compare their features. They recognize that although the birds look very similar, they also have their own unique...
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Big Fish, Little Fish

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Tag, you're eaten! A lesson on predator-prey relationships uses the game freeze tag as a model. Learners become either a predator or prey and play a game of tag as the prey tries to reach areas that house food and shelter. During the...
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Adapt-A-Bird

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Not every animal has the best features for its environment. Learners study the characteristics of birds and the implications of these characteristics as related to their environments. They use what they learn to create their own new...