Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Deep Ocean Conditions and Animal Adaptations - Section 3: Marine Biologists Discover New Animal in the Mariana Trench!


Students were REALLY excited to share what they knew and to talk about what they noticed on the slides. This gave them less time to write their observations.

When I do this lesson next, students will get the same lab form, but most of the observation boxes will  be filled out by me. This will give us more time to discuss the 'patterns' that they see with the animal attributes. I will use this other form to differentiate instruction too. I have a student that has a really hard time with printing, this would have really helped her out a lot.

Students were excited to make their own animal and to apply what they had learned about deep sea animal adaptations to their diagram. 

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Deep Ocean Conditions and Animal Adaptations

Unit 3: Unit 3 - Deep Ocean to Rocky Shore Adaptations and Submersible Designs
Lesson 2 of 12

Objective: SWBAT specify deep ocean conditions and how animals have adapted to live here. Students will compare deep ocean animals to rocky shore animals in a future lesson.

Big Idea: How do they do that? How do animals survive in the deepest, coldest reaches of the earth. Travel with our marine biologists as we learn the deep ocean conditions and share how animals survive here.

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Science, ocean, animal
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