How Animals AdaptMiss. Hanley

Hello Students!
  • Today we will be learning all about animal adaptation! (yay!)
  • To get you all started, I want you to take out a piece of paper and jot down anything you already know or anything that comes to mind when you hear the words "animal adaptation." --- For example, you can make a guess as to what you think it might mean.
Questions: "How do you adapt to the environment when it's cold?.. when it's warm? How do you think animals adapt?
  • After you finish this quick writing assignment we will get started with the lesson. When the lesson is complete, you will then be assigned a project.

Partners are as follows:
Billy and Carly
Jamie and Jessica
Nick and Sarah
Caroline and Bryan
Frank and Jen
Scott and Emma
Leah and Mike
Ben and Paige
Ali and Seth
Paul and Debbie

Please comment somewhere within this space: telling me that you have received your partners, to communicate with your classmates to make sure that nobody has the same topic and to post any questions that you might have for me or any of your classmates

  • You and your partner will then be given a Brainstorming Idea Catcher worksheet to help you get started with your projects. *Remember: In Brainstorming, write down any ideas that come to mind without judging them-->"Great ideas come from unexpected sources, including thoughts that may at first seem silly or impossible."
  • If you finish early, I have an activity for you. (Just ask me) :)
  • Lastly, we will have our wrap up!
Questions: "What did you learn?" "Does anyone have any questions for me?"

    • Your homework, a couple of videos and copies of the worksheets we used today will be posted on our class Moodle site, so when you get home, check it out!
    • The link to our class website can be found on our Moodle site as well as right here: Miss Hanley's Class Website
    • Once on our class website, please go to the "Class Blog" section and post a response to the question that I have posted.
    • I encourage you comment on your fellow student's blog responses!
    • Also, I will be putting up your responses to my "What did you learn?" question from today on Moodle so that you can have it.
    • Everything from our class warm up to our wrap up is all written out here in case anything was misunderstood or not clear.



Student Objective:
  • Students will attempt to understand/grasp the fact that an organism might have to be able to make adaptations or changes so that they are able to survive in different environments.

Content Standards:
Heredity and Evolution--- What processes are responsible for life's unity and diversity?
3.2--Organisms can survive and reproduce only in environments that meet their basic needs.

3.2.a. Plants and animals have structures and behaviors that help them survive in different environments.
3.2.a.1. Plants and animals have physical and behavioral adaptations that allow them to survive in certain environments. Adaptations are passed from parents to offspring. Individuals that happen to be bigger, stronger or faster can have an advantage over others of the same kind for finding food and mates.
3.2.a.2. Animals have behavioral and structural adaptations for getting food. Structural adaptations include things such as specialized teeth for tearing meat or grinding grasses; specialized beaks for cracking seeds, snatching insects, tearing meat or spearing fish; sharp claws for grasping; keen sense of smell, or long, sticky tongues for reaching food. Behavioral adaptations include actions such as following herds of prey animals, spinning webs or stalking.

Technology Standards:
1. Creativity and Innovation
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
2.Communication and Collaboration
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
3. Research and Information Fluency
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
d. Process data and report results.