Author:
Brooke
Subject:
Visual Art
Material Type:
Media Object
Level:
Lower Elementary
Tags:
Lesson Plan, utah-ipad-lesson
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Habitat Adaptations

Habitat Adaptations

Overview

This is a lesson plan created by Brooke Alderks Guymon.  Students will create a Keynote presentation of animal adaptations in different habitats.  They will create a Title slide, four slides with two facts and a picture on each one, and a reference slide.

Background for Teachers: App Used is Keynote

Teachers will need an understanding of different habitats. Examples include forests, grasslands, deserts, mountains, oceans, polar regions.Teachers will also need to understand how animals and plants adapt to their different enviornments. Example: Camels have long eye lashes to block out the sand in the desert.

 

  • The following resources can help you teach this topic. Also, the students will be using this website to do their reserach.
  • http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/adaptation.htm
  • The APP they will be using is Keynote

 

Science Standard

Standard 2.2.2
Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat. Examples could include the shallow roots of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf. (LS1.A, LS4.A, LS4.D)

Summary

Students will be completing a keynote presentation on adaptations of animals and plants in different habitats.  

  • Two hours (2 one hour days)
  • By Brooke Alderks Guymon

 

 

Science Standard

Standard 2.2.2
Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat. Examples could include the shallow roots of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf. (LS1.A, LS4.A, LS4.D)

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Students will be able to create a Keynote presentation of adaptations in one habitat. They will create 4 slides, with two facts per slide and a picture for each slide. They will also have a fifth slide to include references of where they got their information.

 

 

 

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

 

Student Background Knowledge

  • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of various habitats. They will also need to understand what adaptations are and examples of adaptations in plants and animals.
  • Students will also need to have an understanding of how to use the Keynote App on ipad. Assess prior knowledge.

instructional procedures:

Animals have changes to their body to adapt to their homes and the weather in which they live. They adapt to their habitat. Example: A camel has long eye lashes that block out the sand in the desert. Plants also adapt. Example, a cactus has spikes to protect itself from being eaten.  

 Student directions:

Choose a habitat in which you want to study.  Use this website to study the different animals in each habitat.  http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/adaptation.htm,In the App Keynote, you will make 4 different slides. Each slide will have two facts about a plant or animal that lives in a habitat and adapts to where it lives. Please place the facts on the slide one, find a picture from google that you download, and place it on the slide.  When you are finished, you will present this to the class.

Strategies for Diverse Learners

If students find one habitat too easy, they can select a second habitat and four other adaptations, creating 8 slides of information.

Assessment: Using the rubric, assess if students were able to understand how to build a presentation in the App Keynote.

 

Science Standard

Standard 2.2.2
Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat. Examples could include the shallow roots of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf. (LS1.A, LS4.A, LS4.D)

       

 

Step 3 - Instruction

 

Using this website: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/adaptation.htm, you will create a Keynote slideshow of one habitat. You will have four slides, each with two facts on how an animal or plant adapts to its environment. The fifth slide will include references of the website you gained your information from. Do not copy the website information verbatim, but use your own words to tell the information. Each slide also must have a picture that follows along with your content.

 

Science Standard

Standard 2.2.2
Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat. Examples could include the shallow roots of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf. (LS1.A, LS4.A, LS4.D)

Step 4 - Assessments

Final Product Must contain

6 slides

A Title Slide: With title, author, picture

4 slides: 4 different animal or plants, with two adaptations and one picture on each slide

A reference slide: citing references used in adaptation slides.

 

 

Title Slide

2 points

 

Title, author, picture

 

1 point

Title, author, no picture

Slide 12 facts and a picture1 fact and no picture
Slide 22 facts and a picture1 fact and no picture
Slide 32 facts and a picture1 fact and no picture

Slide 4

Slide 5

2 facts and a picture

References

1 fact and no picture

No references

Science Standard

Standard 2.2.2
Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat. Examples could include the shallow roots of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf. (LS1.A, LS4.A, LS4.D)