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198 resources with the keyterm adaptations

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Evolution Primer #2: Who Was Charles Darwin?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your young scientists to Charles Darwin, his observations, and how those observations became the basis of the theory of evolution. Use this clip to build an understanding of scientific observation, data collection, and the...
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Survival of the Fittest - Variations in the Clam Species Clamys sweetus

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It's not often that you come across a clever laboratory activity that is both imaginative and comprehensive! Using M&M's and Reese's peanut butter candies to represent two different clam species, young biologists test for "relative...
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Bats: Need Nectar, Will Travel

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Beginning wildlife biologists become adult bats, baby bats, snakes, owls, bobcats, or land-clearing developers in a grand role-playing activity. In a large open space, they play a game in which they move to designated areas based on what...
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Animal Adaptations: Migration and Hibernation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
When winter comes, animals are faced with two choices: migrate to a warmer climate or hibernate until spring arrives. Explore these interesting animal behaviors with the learning activities in this elementary life science lesson. To...
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Worksheet: Evolutionary Detectives

For Students 6th - 9th
Begin with an informational text, "Reptiles and Amphibians through the Ages," and then research online about the evolutionary development of a modern frog. Look at drawings of ancestor's skeletons and list the organisms on the geologic...
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Week 7: Animal Adaptations - Bird Beaks

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Learners use tools to represent bird beaks and pick up different types of food with them in order to discover which beak would help the bird survive depending on their food type.
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Doing Business with Adaptations B: Why So Many Adaptations?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Art inspires art! How does the market drive the world of film adaptations? Studying the economic and social factors of film adaptations helps young readers discover why there are so many adaptations of printed texts. Additionally, they...
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Making the Old New Again

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does a new version of a Shakespearean play change in the adaptation process? Use this New York Times' Learning Network lesson to consider texts that have been produced in different media. Middle schoolers examine the latest version...
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Leaves: All-Natural Solar Collectors

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Take a good look at tree leaves and notice the adaptations for collecting solar energy. Pupils trace the margins of five different leaves onto graph paper and count the number of squares covered. They then relate this infomation to the...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team are You On?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Individuals in your science class research a desert plant or animal from different biotic communities. After researching, they create a collector's card similar to a baseball card. Gather, reproduce, and use the cards to play a game in...
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Anchialine Cave Species

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then...
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Plant Diversity

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is an all-encompassing overview of the plant kingdom! In this worksheet, beginning botanists describe characteristics of the four different plant phyla, explain various life cycles, differentiate between monocots and dicots, and...
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Biology Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Play Jeopardy as you review what might possibly be an entire year's high school biology course! The vast variety of questions requires that you read through the slides to make sure that they all relate to your curriculum. You could make...
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Flight for Survival - Avian Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners create imaginary creature that has some of the adaptations birds have.
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Back and Forth: There's More Than One Way to Make An Adaptation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Identify how adaptations relate to their source texts and vice versa. Middle and high schoolers examine the media for adaptations as well. They create their own adaptations based on books or stories that you are reading in class.
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is...
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Wetland vs. Stream Macroinvertebrates

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A link to a comprehensive macroinvertebrate guide gives you the information needed to prepare for this field study activity. Sample macroinvertebrates are collected from areas representing different environmental conditions. Junior...
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Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team Are You On?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Who is not drawn to trading cards? In this instructional activity, junior ecologists create a trading card of an animal or plant from one of Arizona's biotic communities. Gorgeous sample cards are provided in the lesson plan as well as a...
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Primate Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A short slide show lists the unique adaptations of primates, introduces early primates, and examines hominid evolution. Consider adding some drawings or graphics to enliven the presentation.
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The Great Animal Systems Challenge!

For Students 11th - 12th
Advanced placement biology aces list systems that have evolved over time, adaptations, and structure-function relationships. The resource requires plenty of writing to answer these questions, so allow a few days for them to complete the...
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Biology learners tackle evolution-related concepts when viewing this collection of slides. There are no graphics or photos, just notes in bullet-point style detailing adaptations, evidence for evolution, mechanisms for change, and types...
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Animals

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Unifying themes in animal anatomy and physiology are displayed slide by slide.  The main concepts involve the differentiation in cells and tissues, and details are given about fuel management, metabolism, and some other essential processes.
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The Adaptation of Birds

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Certainly you have come across this idea before! Life scientists are given handfuls of tiny objects that represent seeds and tools that represent different styles of bird beaks. They try to collect "seeds" with each "beak" over a 30...
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Lesson Plan - Appearances are Deceiving

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Herre is a lesson plan on divergent and convergent evolution. It has links to terrific video clips, an associate worksheet, and more. The analysis questions have been reviewed separately on Lesson Planet if you would like more...