Wetland Animals- Adult and Juvenile
Overview & objectives: Students will recognize wetland animals and match the adult animal to its juvenile counterpart. This is based on a lesson from Project Wild Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide (attached). It has been modified to reflect the wetland theme.
WHOTeacher and parent volunteer
MATERIALSLesson plans- attached
Photos of wetland animals adult and juvenile (attached) made into necklaces. The image is on the front and the name is on the back so the children can’t see it.
Drawings of wetland animals adult and juvenile (included in lesson)
YouTube video about insect metamorphosis- see below
ACTIVITIESGive each child a necklace with an animal adult or juvenile on it.
Students try to find their matching animal.
Gather students and discuss how easy it was to find their match.
Discuss how some animals were easier to match than others.
Explain about simple versus complete metamorphosis in insects.
Watch metamorphosis video.
Have small groups use drawings of animals and try to match them to their counterparts.
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Directions given in multiple ways (visual, auditory)
Give a list of information instead of relying on memory or note taking
Provide a summary of information or story
List of vocabulary words given
Use visuals/diagrams liberally
Use graphic organizers
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Number and sequence steps and directions
Allow movement space
Give think time before asking for responses to a question
Check in for understanding of directions
Clear indication of expectations for behavior or work both written and given orally
Break tasks into chunks
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NGSS Alignment
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Earth Science
ESS1.A The universe and its stars
ESS1.B Earth and the solar system
ESS1.C The history of planet Earth
ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
ESS2.D Weather and climate
ESS2.E Biogeology
ESS3.A Natural resources
ESS3.B Natural hazards
ESS3.C Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3.D Global climate change
Life Science
LS1.A Structure and function
LS1.B Growth and development of organisms
LS1.C Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1.D- Information Processing
LS2.A-Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B - Cycles of matter & Energy transfer in Ecosystems
LS2.C - Ecosystem dynamics, functioning & resilience
LS2.D Social interactions and group behavior
LS3.A-Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B - Variation of Traits
LS4.A - Evidence of common ancestry
LS4.B - Natural Selection
LS4.C Adaptation
LS4.D Biodiversity and humans
Physical Science
PS1.A Structure of matter (includes PS1.C Nuclear processes)
PS1.B Chemical reactions
PS2.A Forces and motion
PS2.B Types of interactions
PS3.A Definitions of energy
PS3.B Conservation of energy and energy transfer
PS3.C Relationship between energy and forces
PS4.A Wave properties
PS4.B Electromagnetic radiation
PS4.C Information technologies and instrumentation
Notes, Photos & other resources:
YouTube video: YouTube
Animal pictures: Google Docs
Original lesson and drawings below.