Reflection: Standards Alignment Amazing Animal Camouflage! - Section 2: Engage:


Math + Science = A deeper understanding of how science works.

In the classroom I am constantly working to find ways to increase my students familiarity with the role of mathematics in science. I have heard it said that mathematics is the language of science. It is a tool for communicating findings.

A Framework for K-12 Science Education states:

"Mathematics enables ideas to be expressed in a precise form and enables the identification of new ideas about the physical world."

In this lesson that is exactly the role of math.  My students use graphing to organize their data and communicate their findings. As they collect "worms" they sort and graph their data.  As they are graphing they are quickly able to see which colors present the most and draw conclusions. 

  Science and Math
  Standards Alignment: Science and Math
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Amazing Animal Camouflage!

Unit 4: Unit 4: Biomimicry
Lesson 8 of 17

Objective: SWBAT identify that camouflage is an adaption that helps animals to survive in more than one way.

Big Idea: Now you see it! Now you don't! Let's explore how camouflage can help animals hunt and hide.

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Science, animal (Classification), observations, structure, function, animal
  65 minutes
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