Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Grade 2 Biological Change
 

The student will understand that living things have changed over time.

I

Recognize that some plants and animals that formerly inhabited the earth are no longer present on earth.

Grade 2 It Stinks!  Extinction, Brenda Teague, Rebecca Price

E Patrol, Endangered Animals

Animal Round Game

Dinosaur Floor

Endangered Species Picture Book

Dinosaur Field Trip

Dinosaur Activities

Billy Bear's Dinosaur Activities

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Grade 3 Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

D

 

Provide specific examples of differences among plants of the same kind.

Plant Comparison Chart

A

E

Identify groups of similar organisms (i.e., plants and animals).

Biology of Plants

Animal Planet

D

 

Specify the features that enable a plant or animal to survive in its environment.

Animal Adaptations

A

E

Identify an organism that belongs in a specific environment.

Home Sweet Home

A

E

Identify the characteristics that enable a specific plant and/or animal to survive in its environment.

The Wild Habitat

Biological Change 

The student will understand that living things have changed over time.

A

LC

Identify an example, other than a dinosaur, of an extinct organism.

Extinct: The Dodo Bird

Extinct Animals

A

LC

Identify evidence used to determine that an organism previously existed.

Finding Fossils

A

LC

Match the organism to the evidence for its former existence.

What is a fossil?

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Grade 4 Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 

The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

D

 

Classify animals according to their characteristics.

A

E

Match a plant or animal adaptation to a particular environmental condition.

A

E

Compare and contrast groups of organisms according to their major features.

A

E

Match the form of structures found in living things to their function.

Biological Change

The student will understand that living things have changed over time.

D

 

Examine fossils and explain how they provide information about the types of organisms that lived in the past.

Fossil Mammals

Fossil Fuels
If Rocks Could Talk

A

LC

Match fossil evidence with organisms that are alive today.

A

LC

Identify animal and plant populations as thriving, threatened, endangered, or extinct.

A

LC

Infer possible causes of extinction.

Why
Extinction

 

Grade 5 Biological Change

 The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

D

 

Explain how fossils provide information about the past.

A

LC

Compare the causes that led to the extinction of various organisms.

A

LC

Analyze how fossils provide information about the past.

A

LC

Compare the relative age of fossils in rock layers.

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Grade 6 Biological Change
 

The student will understand that living things have changed over time.

A

BC

Analyze how fossils provide information about the past.

A

BC

Differentiate between the relative age of fossils in a sedimentary rock diagram.

Rocks in Layers

I

 

Determine the geologic age of an object using a diagram or a time line.

Geologic Timeline

D

 

Identify additional lines of scientific evidence, other than fossils, that support the idea of change over time.

Evolution

A

BC

Select additional lines of scientific evidence, other than fossils, that illustrate change over time.

Evolution

D

 

Predict how a specific environmental change might affect the survival of a plant or animal species.

Climate Change

D

 

Evaluate possible causes of extinction.

Why

A

BC

Identify factors that contribute to extinction.

Going, Going, Gone

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Lesson Plans & Activities
  1. Buried Bones
  2. Finding Fossils
  3. Endangered Species Unit
  4. Endangered Species Game
  5. EndangeredSpecie.com (write endangered animal stories)
  6. Making Fossils (Lesson Plan)
  7. Mud Fossils
  8. Fossil Lesson Plan Grade 2
  9. Fossil Fun
  10. What is a Fossil?
  11. Fossils
  12. Fossils Grades 1-2
  13. Fossils with Play-Doh Grade 3
  14. Fossils Grade 5
  15. The Mystery of the Bones Grade 4
  16. History of the Earth Grade 4
  17. Going, Going, Gone: Endangered Animals of the Rain Forest
  18. Endangered Animals Grades 1-5
  19. Endangered Animals (Lesson Plan)
  20. Endangered Animals Grades 1-3
  21. Endangered Species' Life Spans (Lesson Plan)
  22. Endangered Species Grades 4+
  23. ABC of Endangered Species
  24. Illustrating Endangered Species Grades 3+
  25. Endangered Species Unit
  26. Endangered Animals Unit Grade 4
  27. Painting Endangered Rainforest Animals Grades 3-4
  28. Endangered Species:  The Wild Thornberrys Grades K-6
  29. Fossils:  Unconvering the Past Grades 3-5

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Topics
  1. Fossil Horses in Cyberspace
  2. Fossils & Fossil Collecting
  3. Fossils, Rocks and Time
  4. Kids Go Wild
  5. Fossils
  6. Walk for Wildlife
  7. Zooish Continent (scroll to bottom of page)
  8. Fossils!
  9. Fossil and fossil collecting
  10. Ultimate Guide to Fossils
  11. The BIG Dig
  12. Ranger Rick's Go Wild
  13. Endangered Animals of the World
  14. Lucky Ducks' Endangered Animals
  15. National Geographic Wild World
  16. The Wild Ones
  17. Endangered Earth
  18. Endangered Species List
  19. Animal info - Rare, threatened and endangered mammals
  20. Endangered specie.com
  21. 2000 Fossils Underground
  22. Endangered Species
  23. Endangered Animals of the World
  24. Fossil Mammals
  25. Identifying Middle Tennessee Fossils
  26. Reconstructing Ancient Animals

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Interactive Websites for Students
  1. Brain Pop Movie:  Body Weight
  2. Brain Pop Movie:  Brain
  3. Brain Pop Movie:  Your Body
  4. Endangered Animals
  5. Inside Your Body
  6. The Room 108 Human Skeleton Game
  7. The Room 108 Human Organ Game
  8. The Room 108 Human Organ Name's Game
  9. Zoobooks Endangered Animals
  10. Born Free Animal Quiz
  11. Fossils:  Behind the Scenes at the Museum
  12. Fossil Games
  13. Fossils:  What do you know?
  14. Fossil Roadshow
  15. Ranger Rick Games
  16. Image Gallery of Earth's Vanishing Animals
  17. Fifth Grade Endangered Animal Stories
  18. Endangered Animal Game
  19. Bonus Endangered Animals
  20. Grade 2 It Stinks!  Extinction, Brenda Teague, Rebecca Price
  21. Animal Concentration
  22. Rare Species Conservatory: Concentration
  23. Endangered Animals Scramble
  24. Endangered Animals Puzzle
  25. Endangered Animal Map of the United States
  26. Endangered Match
  27. Creature Features
  28. Sound Safari
  29. VRML Fossils
  30. Fossil Hunter
  31. Quia:  Fossils Tell of Long Ago (oi,oy,ou,ow) Grade 2, Fossils Tell of Long Ago Grade 2, Fossil Vocabulary Game, Endangered Species, Endangered Animal Babies
  32. Ecology:  The Amazing Amazon Sample VIDEO
  33. Ecology:  Life in the Desert Sample VIDEO
  34. Ecology:  Nature's Delicate Balance Sample VIDEO
  35. Eddy the Eco-Dog
  36. Fossilisation
  37. Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
    Science Songs for Teaching 
    (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)

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Worksheets
  1. Hawaiian Endangered Animals Coloring Book
  2. Endangered Animal Printouts
  3. Endangered Animal Picture Book (Download)
  4. Grades 18: Science
    Quizzes
    Test students' knowledge about endangered animals.
    Do You Know Me? (grades 12)
    Do You Know Me? Answer Key (grades 12) (PDF file)
    Endangered Animals (grades 35) (PDF file)
    Endangered Animals Answer Key (grades 35) (PDF file)
    Grades 18: Science
    Word Finds
    Endangered Animals (grades 12) (PDF file)
    Endangered Animals Answer Key (grades 12) (PDF file)
  5. Endangered Species Crossword (PDF file)
  6. Endangered Species Coloring Book - scroll down to find links to great pictures
  7. Fossils Reading Comprehension

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Connie Campbell               Jefferson County Schools