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Lesson Plan

Natural selection of animal adaptations

Summary: 
Play a game of natural selection, then look at animal parts and live animals and discuss their adaptations.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Evolution, Natural Selection (7)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Life Science: Needs of Living Things (grade 1)
Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (grade 2)
Life Science: Habitats and Communities (grade 4)
Life Science: Diversity of Life (grade 6)
Life Science: Ecosystems (grade 7)
Procedure: 

Play the game.
Use the animal adaptation collection to discuss how animals evolve features to maximize their chances of being able to eat, and not to be eaten.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary Science Club