Overview & objectives: Identify adaptations and how they can be used to help animals survive in different kinds of wetlands. Students will need to create a creature using different adaptations that could survive in the different kinds of wetlands.
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WHO7th & 8th Graders7th & 8th Graders and Teacher7th & 8th Graders and Teacher
MATERIALSComputer, projectorBooklet (blank page), pencilsScissors, glue, tape, popsicle sticks, paper, pipe cleaners, crayons, markers, pencils, colored pencils
ACTIVITIES SlideshowStudents need to design their creature using adaptations from the slideshow. Their creature needs to be able to survive in all the types of wetlands.Students create their creature using the materials provided
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NGSS Alignment
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Earth Science
Life Science

LS2.C - Ecosystem dynamics, functioning & resilience
LS3.B - Variation of Traits
LS4.C Adaptation
LS4.D Biodiversity and humans
Physical Science