Sticky Adaptations A Lesson on Natural Selection

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Now you see it, now you don't! The stick bug exhibits the ability to disappear into a wooded environment. Why does this adaptation manifest in some species, but not in others? Life science students explore animal adaptations in nature through a WebQuest, mock bug hunt, and concept map.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Test students' knowledge of adaptations by showing pictures of different environments and asking what types of adaptations would promote survival there
Classroom Considerations

  • Check to make sure pupils do not have any allergies to the candy used in the activity
  • Schedule time in the school computer lab to facilitate research portions of the lesson plan
Pros

  • The plan contains a variety of components to serve all types of instructional needs
  • All printable materials are included with the teacher's guide
  • The additional resources contained within the plan provide great extension possibilities
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