Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)

This Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies) lesson plan also includes:

A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird beaks, scientists simulate the collection of food. The types of food collected successfully are logged and combined with results from other lab groups. They repeat the activity with a new set of food that represents what is available after a drought. In this way, they consider the impact of climate change.

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Grade
5th - 9th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Technology
Scientific Equipment
Video
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