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Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit Plan
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Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit Plan


8 x Lessons


This Science unit addresses the concept of plant and animal adaptations.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An inquiry-based research task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Introduction to Adaptations

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A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the concepts of adaptation, evolution and genetic mutation.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Structural Adaptations

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the structural adaptations of plants and animals.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Behavioral Adaptations

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the behavioral adaptations of plants and animals.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Physiological Adaptations

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the physiological adaptations of plants and animals.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Blubber Me Experiment

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how blubber works as an insulator.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Animal Adaptations Inquiry Task - Introduction

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A 60 minute lesson designed to deepen understanding of animal adaptations through inquiry-based research.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Animal Adaptations Inquiry Task - Researching

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A 60 minute lesson designed to deepen understanding of animal adaptations through inquiry-based research.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Animal Adaptations Inquiry Task - Presenting

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A 60 minute lesson designed to deepen understanding of animal adaptations through inquiry-based research.

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