Reflection: Checks for Understanding Comparing Animals of the Aphotic and Intertidal Zone - Section 3: Partner Work on a Comparison Chart


When students started working on the comparison chart, many teams began to describe the habitats. I stopped the class to remind them that the focus is comparing the animals. It may have confused the kiddos because the T-chart only said 'aphotic' and 'rocky shore'. I explained that groups could keep the habitat attributes and add the words ...'animals deal with ...' 

I noticed that if the students tried to describe an animal attribute for animals in one habitat, they discovered at least one animal that had that attribute in the other habitat, such as teeth for the aphotic zone, but sea urchin's have teeth. When I do this lesson again, I will suggest that students  use the qualifier:  ' MOST animals have ... ' 


  Student Comparison Chart
  Checks for Understanding: Student Comparison Chart
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Comparing Animals of the Aphotic and Intertidal Zone

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

Objective: SWBAT identify similarities and differences for aphotic and intertidal zone animals based on observations from previous lessons.

Big Idea: Students make conclusions about the similarities of life in different habitats and their unique approaches to stayin' alive.

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Science, ocean, animal
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