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Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

 
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Animal Groups - Benefits and Disadvantages

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Some animals benefit from living in groups.

 
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Scientist in the Field: Jane Goodall

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

An up close and personal look at Jane Goodall helps students understand roles human's play on preserving wildlife and understand how these observations let us know that some animals form groups that help members survive.

 
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Adaptations and Environmental Change: An Assessment

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessments are not always multiple choice! This session allows students to observe and make open ended claims, as long as they supply evidence.

 
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What Made the Giraffe Decide to be Tall?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Amazing Animals - Surviving a Changing Environment
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Amazing Animals - Surviving a Changing Environment
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Sometimes, the same species traits that provide an animal with some advantages in its environment can simultaneously put the animal at a disadvantage.

 
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Animal Groups - What Purpose Do They Serve?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Animals can defend themselves more effectively when they are in a group.

Standards:
 
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How Do Herds Help Animals?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Scientific observation means writing down what you observe, not guessing or inferring.

 
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Animal Adaptations, Their Best Defense Day 2

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Adaptations
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Adaptations
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Scientist must use evidence when constructing an argument.

 
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Crayfish and Their Territory

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is critical to give students time to engage in observation of life in order for them to make real sense of it. This lesson allows for that time, as well as it provides a structure for students to form theories about behavior.

 
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Amazing Ants- Group Behavior In Insects

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Group behavior serves different purposes in different animal communities, but it always benefits the species as a whole.

Standards:
 
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Who Is the Little Brown Bat, Anyway?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students need to know about the bat as an animal, what it's environment was and how this environment met specific needs, so that they can design a house that meets the bat's environmental needs.

 
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Predator and Prey- Act it Out

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Animal groups help the species survive but not always the individual animal, and animal groups adapt to environmental constraints.

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Animals, Habitats, and Basic Needs!

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Natural Resources and Human Needs
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Natural Resources and Human Needs
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will research a living thing that they are not familiar with to determine it's basic needs and present their research to the class.

 
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Create an Animal - Exploring Ideas

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Life Cycles
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Life Cycles
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will create several animals and describe their characteristics, response to the environment, and group behaviors.

 
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Social Insects - The Many Talents of Ants

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Ants work in groups in many different ways.

 
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Introduction to Mountain Gorillas

3rd Grade Science » Unit: The Mountain Gorilla Dilemma
3rd Grade Science » Unit: The Mountain Gorilla Dilemma
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding how animals respond to different changes in their environment can give us ideas about how to help them.

 
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