Reflection: Unit Planning Monsters of the Deep! - Section 1: Question for the Day


I have decided to schedule this lesson from the Unit: Deep Ocean to Rocky Shore, before completing the current unit, Unit 2 - Seeds,  because I want to provide students with an opportunity to make their own "monster of the deep" at home. These 3D models are due the week that the ocean unit officially starts, and a couple of weeks before Halloween. 

Students will have 3 weeks, including 3 weekends to work on their models. I want to provide enough time for families to plan out the project if they choose to participate. I  do not make this a mandatory project, because some of my kiddos have a lot going on at home or this may not interest them. Even so, I usually get an overwhelming response, with many students and families saying this was a fun project to do together.

The students and I will be able to refer to their models hanging in our classroom as we learn about the physical conditions of the deep ocean and how these extreme conditions dictate many of the evolutionary aspects of the animals. Also, we will have set up a 'spooky classroom' for us to enjoy for the Halloween festivities!


  Intro to new unit before completing other unit
  Unit Planning: Intro to new unit before completing other unit
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Monsters of the Deep!

Unit 3: Unit 3 - Deep Ocean to Rocky Shore Adaptations and Submersible Designs
Lesson 1 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify at least 3 different animals that live in the aphotic zone.

Big Idea: Diving to 3000 feet and deeper! Looking through the submersible's window, students observe the other wordly animals that call this dark, cold place their habitat.

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Science, ocean, animal
  40 minutes
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