Environmental Adaptation Teacher Resources
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 10 of 13
9 mins 9th - 12th
Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Spencer continues his quest to find the migratory path and lifestyle that led to human success. Again human variation is explained in terms of physical adaptations ignited by environmental extremes. This...
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
Migration, Adaptation, and Changing Climates
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
It is easy for humans to adapt to changing environments, but how do animals and plants do it? Classes discuss how plants and animals deal with environmental changes in the second of seven lessons. Through questions and discussions,...
Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 11 of 13
10 mins 9th - 12th
Geneticist Spencer Wells continues in part 11 off the 13-part Journey of Man series. Your class will witness the amazing survival techniques employed by the Chuchi people that are probably very similar to the techniques used by our Ice...
Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Watch as pygmy seahorses become one with their environment. The life of a pygmy seahorse begins and ends on a branch of coral. An interesting video lesson explores how camouflage protects this delicate species and how they adapt when...
The A:Shiwi (Zuni) People: A Study in Environment, Adaptation, and Agricultural Practices
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Discover the connection of native peoples to their natural world, including cultural and agricultural practices, by studying the Zuni people of the American Southwest. This lesson includes examining a poster's photographs, reading...
The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Aquatic Organisms
8th - 12th
What kind of experiment can your class do to how observe the environment effects on organisms? Groups design and conduct lab experiments to learn about the effects of the environment on aquatic organisms. Based upon knowledge gained from...
Letter Writing to Politicians on Environmental Issues
8th - 12th
Let your voices be heard! Pupils research local and national environmental concerns using the Internet. Class members determine an issue they deem important and draft a letter to a local politician expressing their concern about the...
Understanding Climate Change and Nature's Role in Creating Resilience
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
They say you can't control the weather — but maybe we can! A two-week unit explores climate change, humans' role in it, and nature's adaptation due to climate change. Learners research each topic with a focus on local and state information.