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Lesson Plan

Adaptations in animals: antlers, teeth and bones

Use collections of animal antlers, teeth and bones for studying adaptations in different animals.
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: Diversity of Life (grade 6)

Look at different kinds of adaptations with the collection.
Focus on teeth, comparing them between different animals.
Look at bone structure and how they have evolved to be light and strong.
See the bone assembly in a whole animal by doing the deer skeleton.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club