ERIC Number: EJ1024646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Elementary Students' Investigations in Natural Selection
Bartley, Nancy; Concannon, James P.; Brown, Patrick L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v51 n2 p44-51 2014
Students love learning about animals: how animals behave, what animals eat, why some animals are more dangerous than others are, and why animals look the way they do. In this 5E lesson, students investigate why some animals look the way they do--specifically, the advantages of camouflage and mimicry. What are an animal's advantages of being camouflaged? How do animals become camouflaged? As the former driving questions suggest, this lesson is intended for third-to-fifth grade students to investigate camouflage and natural selection. Second, this 3-day (three 50-min class periods) lesson addresses why some animals mimic more dangerous organisms.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Activities, Learning Activities, Animals, Wildlife, Biology, Environmental Education, Ecology, Constructivism (Learning)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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