Vivid pictures, fuzzy friends, and hands-on exploration assist students in learning about animals’ five basic needs and components of a habitat, along with the forces that may cause a habitat to change. They will discover uniqueness in animals’ body coverings and physical parts, and explore physical and behavioral adaptations such as hibernation, migration, mimicry, camouflage, and varied vision. The students will love culminating the lesson by getting to eat like a bird and design their own animal! Students will leave the program will an imaginative piece of artwork showcasing adaptations.
(1.5) The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include:
(3.4) The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment. Key concepts include: