Awesome Adaptations

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Engaged learners discover how an owl beak works and how animals adapt to their environment. This task is part one of a three-part series. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Set up and preparation time is needed
  • Make sure young scientists have a notebook to record their observations  
  • Assignment can easily be adapted to Spanish or another language
  • This is a unit broken into three sections; highly recommend doing all three sections
Classroom Considerations
  • Get donations: Asian restaurant to donate chopsticks, grocery chain to donate expired rice and beans etc.
  • Contact your zoo or local wildlife expert with ample time to visit class as guest speaker
  • Take into consideration the values of your community when using owls 
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Pros
  • Allows for outside guest speaker and class presentation
  • Students will remember this unit based on differentiated instruction, hands-on experiment, visual aids, and live animals in the classroom or a visit to the zoo
Cons
  • Need ample time to get donations and schedule guest speaker