PLANT AND ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS (3)Orange County Department of Education - Project GLADTMSan Diego County Office of EducationPlant and Animal Adaptations, Level 3 (CA)Idea PagesI.UNIT THEME – Living things survive by changing in response to new conditions orsurroundings with special body parts and/or behavioral patterns calledadaptations.Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance forsurvival. Plants and animals adapt to their surroundings over time.Physical geography impacts living thingsScientists differentiate evidence from opinion and do not rely on claims or conclusionsunless they are backed by observations or data that can be confirmed and repeated.Humans have an ethical responsibility to protect the natural environment, and forsurvival of the species.Cross-cultural theme: people around the world show respect and admiration for thenatural world in many ways.II.FOCUS/MOTIVATIONPrediction/Reaction GuideCognitive Content DictionaryBig BookInquiry Chart – What do you know about adaptations?Read Aloud –Humphrey the Lost WhaleObservation ChartsPoetry and chantsPersonal InteractionIII.CLOSUREStudent- and Teacher-made TestsProcess all chartsDescriptive EssayInformational report on the adaptations of a plant or animalLearning LogsTeam Task PresentationsTeam Feud or JeopardyMultimedia Project (Team and Individual)TestIV.CONCEPTS –Universal or Enduring UnderstandingsLiving things can be grouped or classified according to their similaritiesAdaptations of Kingdoms Animalia and PlantaeThe Earth is full of interesting and diverse organisms (life forms) whose body parts(structures) and behaviors may help them survive in a variety of biomes.Organisms affect the environment in which they live and sometime cause changesthat make the environment impossible to live in. In that case, the organism adapts,moves away, or dies.When all the organisms of a certain type have died, the organism is extinct.V.CALIFORNIA STATE STANDARDS - 3rdGRADEPlant and Animal Adaptations Level 3 CASarah (“Sally”) Rice Fox, Laura Moreno Guzmán, LaurieL. Manville - San Diego County Office of Education (June 2012)1
PLANT AND ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS (3)SCIENCELIFE SCIENCES3.0Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance forsurvival.Plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, andreproduction.There are diverse life forms in different environments, such as oceans, deserts, tundra,forests, grasslands, and wetlands.Living things cause changes in the environment in which they live; some of thesechanges are detrimental to the organism or other organisms, and some are beneficial.