Standard Indicator Activity 2

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Standard Indicator Activity 2

  1. 1. Animal Adaptations By Heath Abell
  2. 2. Standard <ul><li>5.4.7 Explain that living things, such as plants and animals, differ in their characteristics, and that sometimes these differences can give members of these groups (plants and animals) an advantage in surviving and reproducing. (Core Standard) </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.indianastandardsresources.org/files/sci/sci_5_4_7.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Definitations <ul><li>Adapt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Predators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An organism that lives by preying on other organisms. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An animal hunted or caught for food. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Background Information <ul><li>All animals are built differently. Animals in arctic regions usually have more fur or fat to keep them warm, which also allows them to survive. While desert animals also have unique ways to keep themselves cool. These unique adaptations help these animals to survive in their environment. Over time, many animals have either survived or died due to their adaptations and in today's activity we are going to explore some food gathering techniques and see which one is the most effective. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Materials Needed <ul><li>1 cup </li></ul><ul><li>1 fork </li></ul><ul><li>1 knife </li></ul><ul><li>1 spoon </li></ul><ul><li>1 bag of lentils </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pre-Activity <ul><li>You will consider how animals adapt to their environments. </li></ul><ul><li>You will list 5 different animals and a trait that each animal has that allows them to survive better in their environment. </li></ul><ul><li>You will list at least 2 different plants and describe some traits that they have that allow them to better survive in their environment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activity <ul><li>Now you are going to complete an activity that explores adaptations that help predators catch their prey. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will go outside with a box containing all the materials previously described in this PowerPoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will scatter your lentils all over the grass </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have a partner time you for 2 minutes and you will try to pick up as many lentils as you can using only your spoon. You will place these lentils into your plastic cup. At the end of 2 minutes, you will count how many lentils you have collected and record your findings on a piece of paper. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Activity Cont’d <ul><li>Step 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will repeat this process with the fork and then the knife. Record the number of lentils that you collect each time. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will then switch places with your partner and let them complete the activity while you time them. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After everyone has completed the activity, we will all go back to the classroom and discuss our findings. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Post Activity <ul><li>For the post activity you will answer the following questions to be turned in. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many lentils did you collect with each utensil? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did the spoon collect more lentils than the knife? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which utensil was best adapted to this activity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If an animal collected food like the knife did, what do you think would happen to them in a year? Would they still be alive? Explain. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.indianastandardsresources.org/files/sci/sci_5_4_7.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard Indicator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pencil Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/images/pencil_color.gif </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paper Picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.h2ouniversity.org/assets/images/clipart/clipart_paper.gif </li></ul></ul>

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