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Animals Through Time

Fossils, Animal Survival, & Heredity

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 3-LS4-1 , 3-LS3-1 , 3-LS2-1 , 3-LS4-3 , 3-5-ETS1-2 , 3-LS4-4 , 3-LS4-2 , 3-LS3-2
In this unit, students develop an understanding of how animals and their environments change through time. Fossils provide a window into the animals and habitats of the past. Analyzing the traits of animals provides evidence for how those traits vary, how they are inherited, and how they have changed over time. Students also examine how the environment can affect inherited traits and determine which animals will survive in a particular environment. Less
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