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Lesson Plan

Natural selection of animal adaptations

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)

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
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary Science Club