Adaptations Through Natural Selection (Grades 6-8)

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Grade levels: 6, 7, 8

Content areas: Career & Technical, Math, Science

Topics: STEM, smsp, Life Science, adaptations, natural selection

Related Standards : NGSS.MS.LS4.6, NGSS.MS.LS4.4, NGSS.MS.ETS1.1, NGSS.MS.LS4.2

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In this unit of study students will plan and design an imaginary organism that lives in the Temperate Deciduous Forest, Tropical Rainforest, or Desert. Students will then identify three adaptations of this animal, and determine how the adaptations of that animal may respond to a change in the ecosystem. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study. Conditions of Use: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0. Copyright Holder: Dan Leighton