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Lesson Plan

Animal adaptations - eyes and teeth

Summary: 
Compare our eyes and teeth to those of another animal e.g. herbivore: visual field and stereo vision tests, compare teeth between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Discuss how eyes and teeth are adaptations for different lifestyles.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Biology: Evolution, Natural Selection (7)
Procedure: 

The bodies of different animals look different as they are adapted for their particular environment and place in the food chain. This lesson looks at two different kinds of adaptation: where the eyes are on the head and what shape the teeth are.

Eyes activity

Teeth activity

Notes: 

This is a half hour lesson

Grades taught: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Stephanie Monaghan
Site tested: 
Horse riding stables, Richmond
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Horse riding stables, with Gordon Elementary class