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Adaptations

All living things change. Over long periods of time, species must gradually adapt to meet the challenges of their environment, or they will not survive. This unit helps students explore how and why organisms-including plants, animals, and humans-adapt to their environment. It addresses the difference between physical and behavioral adaptations, as well as distinguishing between behaviors that are instincts and those that are learned.

Process Activities


Bird Beak Adaptations

Controlling Water Loss from Leaves

Design Animal Adaptations

FOCUS Books

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Science Videos

City vs. Country Birds
Creature of the Deep: Anglerfish
Deep-Ocean Volcanoes
Octopus Uses Coconut for Shelter (no audio)

Career Files

Wildlife Technician; Botanist; Microbiologist

Quick Reads

Fossil Horses
high
Good Taste, Bad Taste
low
Good Taste, Bad Taste
mid
Good Taste, Bad Taste
high
Saved by the Stripes
low
Saved by the Stripes
mid
Saved by the Stripes
high
Talking Dolphins?
low
Talking Dolphins?
mid
Talking Dolphins?
high
The Oh-So Adaptable Cactus
low
The Oh-So Adaptable Cactus
mid
The Oh-So Adaptable Cactus
high

Reading A-Z Books

Galapagos Wonder - Level U

Graphic Organizers

Main Idea and Details
Word Smart

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Adaptations

Word Work

Crossword; Analogies/Fill in the Blank; Unscramble

Book Assembly