K-8 Science Scope and Sequence Describe how animals must be adapted to their environment in order to survive LE 3.1a,c LE 5.2e, LE 6.

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1 Science Mini-Lesson Grade 3 Topic: Animal adaptations - Camouflage, protective coloration, warning coloration, mimicry/disguise coloration, disruptive coloration Standards: Elementary Science Core Curriculum Grades K-4 3.1c In order to survive in their environment, plants and animals must be adapted to that environment. K-8 Science Scope and Sequence Describe how animals must be adapted to their environment in order to survive LE 3.1a,c LE 5.2e, LE 6.1f Content Objectives: SWBAT to identify the reasons for animal adaptations SWBAT analyze the different characteristics and functions of these adaptations Language Objectives: SWBAT speak about why and how animals must adapt to their environments SWBAT write sentences using key vocabulary words related to animal adaptation SWBAT write about one kind of animal adaptation known to them SWBAT listen to videos related to animals Cultural Objectives: SWBAT recognize animals from their culture SWBAT analyze the functions and characteristics of the adaptations of one animal from their culture. SWBAT sympathize with other students funds of knowledge Vocabulary: Coloration - natural color or varied markings of animals or plants coloración - el color natural or las marcas variadas de animales y plantas 变 色 - 动 物 或 植 物 的 自 然 保 护 色 或 不 同 的 斑 纹 Protect - to defend or guard from attack, to cover or shield from injury or danger proteger - defenderse de ataques, cubrirse de daño o peligro 保 护 - 防 范 攻 击, 以 防 伤 害 或 避 免 危 险 Warning - the act of showing signs of existence, appearance or sound: advertencia, aviso - el uso de señas de existencia, apariencia o sonido 警 告 - 显 示 自 己 存 在, 突 显 外 观 或 声 音 的 行 为 Disguise - to change the appearance to hide an identity disfraz, disfrazar - cambiar de apariencia para esconder la identidad real 伪 装 - 改 变 外 观, 隐 藏 身 份 Mimicry - modeling the external resemblance of a similar organism mimica - copia de la apariencia exterior de un organismo parecido 模 仿 - 仿 造 一 个 相 似 的 生 物 体 的 外 部 形 像

2 Predator - an organism that lives by eating other organisms Depredador - organismo que sobrevive al comer a otros organismos 捕 食 者 - 靠 吃 其 他 生 物 存 活 的 生 物 Prey - an organism that is eaten, or preyed upon Presa - un organismo que es comido por el depredador 猎 物 - 一 个 被 其 它 生 物 吃 掉 的 生 物 Vocabulary from prior lessons: Camouflage - the act of obscuring things to deceive an enemy Continent - a large landmass on Earth Climate - the normal weather conditions in a particular area Structures - anything composed of parts arranged together in some way Functions - the purpose for which something is designed or exists Adaptation - the act of adjusting to the environment Environment - aggregate of surrounding things, conditions and influences Survive - to remain alive, in existence Survival - the act or fact of surviving, especially under adverse or unusual circumstances Habitat - the natural environment of an organism Materials: Vocabulary Flashcards (in English and Mandarin), sentence starters and samples, Smartboard, Internet, Sample Organizer, Vocabulary WordSplash Pre-lesson: Show students picture examples of animal colorations and camouflage with vocabulary Do Now: Pre questions, pair share and group share: 1. What does camouflage look like? 2. How can animals camouflage? 3. How can animals adapt to the environment? 4. Why would an animal need to change color? 5. Why would animals need to blend to their environments? 6. How are animals well suited to live in their environments? Introduce Vocabulary (Word Splash): Description: Preload vocabularies students are about to encounter in the video. Students will

3 predict how words are related to each other by writing down sentences on the worksheets. They will check their predictions by watching the video later. Vocabularies: camouflage, predator, prey, continent, climate, habitat, coloration, protect, warning, disguise, mimicry, Structures, functions, adaptations, environment, survive, survival Animal Adaptation video (4:16) Fill out the organizer during the video: Pick One Animal That Camouflages and One That Changes Colors Animal #1 Animal #2 Animal #3 Animal #4 Name Your Animal How do animals camouflage? Why do animals camouflage? Why do some animals change color? (List some examples) Why do animals change color with the seasons?

4 How do animals confuse other animals? Demonstration: The 4 Types of Camouflage: Show students examples of each animal s coloration type, and explain the characteristics and functions of animal adaptations. 1. Protective coloration 2. Warning coloration 3. Mimicry/Disguise 4. Disruptive coloration Group Activity/Conclusion: Camouflage Challenge! You have 1 minute to list as many ways to camouflage to your environment as you can! Group 1: Flamingo in the desert Group 2: Penguin in the jungle Group 3: Elephant in the mountains Group 4: Giraffe in the forest Then, share with the class Homework (extension activity/evaluation): Pick One Animal Animal #1 Animal #2 Animal #3 Animal #4 Pick An

5 That Camouflages and One That Changes Colors Animal For Research Different to Those in the Video Name Your Animal What is the weather like in this animal s habitat? (Explore with your partners) What habitat (environment) does this animal live in? (Explore with your partner) What continent does this animal live in? (Explore with your partners) Appendix A: Word Splash 1. Look over the vocabulary words displayed below.

6 2. Choose as many vocabulary words as you can. Write three sentences that predict how each of the words relates to one another. 3. Watch the video to check the accuracy of your predictions. Note: An example sentence has been written for your reference. Example: Animals protect themselves from predators by blending into the environment Appendix B: Demonstration Pictures Protective Camouflage

7 Warning Camouflage Mimicry Camouflage

8 Disruptive Camouflage

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