How does the structure of an organism help it to survive? How do adaptations sustain life? Understanding the kinds of changes animals and plants undergo over time as a reaction to change in their environment can help students see the range of physical features, characteristics, and behaviors in nature in new and informed ways. This unit takes a look at how living things adapt to their environments in order to survive!
This planning guide provides:
• A Big Idea-Curricular focus for study of a concept
• Enduring Understandings-Key learning goals built around the big idea
• Vocabulary List-Subject area words that students may encounter and use in their explorations
• Essential Questions-A menu of starting points that lead students to explore and think deeply about the topic