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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
In this unit, students begin to develop an understanding of the world's animal biodiversity. They explore animal classification and the traits that define each group. Students then turn their focus to habitats and how the surrounding environment affects what organisms live in a particular environment. Less
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  3. Assessments
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This summative assessment is a combination of short response and fill-in-the-blank questions intended to be administered at the end of this unit. It should take about 25 minutes for a student to complete.

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For your reference, these are all the assessments included at the end of each Mystery from this unit:

Lesson 1: Biodiversity & Classification

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Lesson 2: Biodiversity, Habitats, & Species

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Lesson 3: Biodiversity & Engineering

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