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Polar Powers: Animal Adaptations

Polar Powers FutureFit Project
Polar Powers FutureFit Project
Polar Powers FutureFit Project

This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering adaptations of animals living in polar regions. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.

Grades
4
5
6

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson for Grades 4-6 Science by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Students will:

  • Research a polar animal adaptation
  • Create an investigation to demonstrate the adaptation
  • Present the demonstration to their classmates

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • A basic understanding of animal adaptations
  • A basic understanding of habitats and ecosystems

SEQUENCE AND PACING

This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minutes periods of instruction. If a more focused lesson is appropriate, select the 3-day Short Lesson. The Concept Check version provides activities which reinforce the core math concepts.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES & MATERIALS (suggested):

  • Internet access
  • Materials required for student presentations (see list)

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

These activities support the following NGSS curriculum standards:

  • 4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction
  • 1-LS1-2: Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways
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