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Animal Adventures

Animal Biodiversity

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

NGSS Standards covered: K-2-ETS1-3 , K-2-ETS1-1 , K-2-ETS1-2 , 2-LS4-1
This unit helps students develop a sense of wonder for biodiversity: the sheer range and variety of animals found on earth. Students gain practical experience in identifying animals and sorting them into scientific groups, and apply their knowledge in an engineering design challenge. This unit introduces two critically important concepts in biology: “habitat” and “species,” foundational concepts which will be revisited and refined at higher grade levels. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Biodiversity, Classification, & Patterns

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Animals Sorting Game (30 min)
Extras (3.8 hrs)

Mystery 2: Biodiversity, Species, & Habitats

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Who's Calling? (35 min)
Extras (3 hrs)

Mystery 3: Biodiversity & Engineering

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Design a Bird Feeder (40 min)
Extras (3.3 hrs)