Blueprint Objectives:

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

Kindergarten Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 

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

I

 

Know that different organisms tend to be found in different environments.

Game Where Does the Animal Live?

Online Storybook Dottie’s Garden

Animal Habitats

 

Grade 1 Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 

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

I

 

Observe and note differences among plants and animals of the same kind.

Growing Plants
Teeth and Eating
Safari School

D

 

Recognize the environment in which an organism is typically found.

Plants and Animals

 

Grade 2 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 animals of the same kind.

Field Journal

D

Classify an organism according to the environment in which it can best survive.

Classifying Critters

Variation

Animal Homes

I

Categorize objects as living or nonliving.

Classifying Critters

D

Determine how animals interact with the living and nonliving elements in their environment through the senses.

Rainforest Education

I

Determine how organisms interact with the nonliving elements of their environment.

Humans and Animals

D

Recognize different types of pollutants.

Superfund for Kids

Protecting the Home We Live In

 

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.

Helping Plants Grow Well

The Biology of Plants

A

E

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

Animal Classes

D

 

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

First School Years (This is an excellent site for teaching about plants and animals).

Animal Adaptations

A

E

Identify an organism that belongs in a specific environment.

Animal Habitats

Habitats

EEK Habitats

Who Lives Here?

What's It Like Where You Live?

A

E

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

Lesson Animal Survival

Cactus Survival

 

Grade 5 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 plants according to their characteristics.

Animal Characteristics

Biodiversity Slide Show
The World of Animals

A

E

Match the form with the function of structures in living things.

Animal Adaptations

Camouflage Field Book
Adaptation Quiz

D

 

Compare how plants are adapted to different environments (e.g., palm tree, fir tree, and cactus).

What Does Adaptation Mean?

Sahara Wild

 

A

E

Compare how organisms adapt to different environments.

Structural and Behavioral Adaptation

PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/fun/deepjungle_flash.html

Spot the Arctic Hare: http://nature.ca/ukaliq/030act/013_spt_e.cfm

 

A

E

Identify adaptations that enhance the survival of organisms in an environment.

Form and Function

Structural and Behavioral Adaptation

Spot the Arctic Hare: http://nature.ca/ukaliq/030act/013_spt_e.cfm

Ecokids: http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/adaptations/index.cfm

 

A

E

Determine which organisms are likely to survive in a particular environment.

Survival of the Fittest

Shedd Aquarium: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=7

 

 

 

Grade 6 Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 

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

D

 

Explain how the relationship between the form and function of an organism is associated with survival in a given environment.

Form and Function

A

DA

Identify adaptations that enhance the survival of organisms in an environment.

Form and Function

Structural and Behavioral Adaptation

A

DA

Determine which organisms are likely to survive in a particular environment.

Survival of the Fittest

A

DA

Classify plants and animals according to their features.

Animal Classification

Classifying Animals

Characteristics of Plants and Animals 

 

 

 

Grade 8 Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 

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

A

DA

Identify similarities and differences among organisms.

A

DA

Classify plants and animals into groups according to their features.
Pond Life

Classifying Plants and Animals

Animal and Plant Classification

Who Wants to be an Animal Classification Millionaire?

Animal Classification Jeopardy

A

DA

Infer the relatedness of different organisms.

Classifying Animals

A

DA

Use a simple classification key to identify an unknown organism.

Animal Classification Quiz

Animal Classification

Animal Classification

Animal Classification

A

DA

Determine the genus and species of an organism using a dichotomous key.

What's the Diff?

 

Lesson Plans
  1. Classifying Plants and Animals Grades 3-5
  2. Classifying Plants and Animals Grades 4-5
  3. Unit for Classifying and Describing Familiar Organisms Kindergarten
  4. Classifying Living Things Grade 4
  5. Classifying Plants and Animals Grade 5
  6. Classifying Animals Grades 3-5
  7. Animal Classification Grades K-5
  8. Classify That! Grades 3-5
  9. Classifying Plants Grade 4
  10. The Art of Camouflage Grade 2-5
  11. From Seed to Plant Grades 1-3
  12. Plant Unit Grades K-2
  13. Activities That Teach the Process of Science - Classification Grade 1
  14. What Do Plants Need in Order to Live?  Grades K-1
  15. What Do Plants Need to Grow? Grades K-2
  16. How do Plant Grow?  Grades K-5


 

Topics
  1. The Similarities and Differences Among Living Things
  2. TreeTures
  3. Classifying Critters
  4. Classifying Animals
  5. Families Plants and Animals (Great stuff!)
  6. How Do Animals Spend Their Winters?
  7. National Geographic Animals and Nature
  8. Yuckiest Site on the Internet
  9. Animals A to Z
  10. Brave New Biosphere
  11. Plant Sleuth Webquest
  12. Animal Needs
  13. Classifying Animals
  14. Animal Information
  15. Awesome Animals (Great Primary Resource!)
  16. Sealife Resources
  17. Animals
  18. Animal Communities
  19. Vascular Plants
  20. Root Factory
  21. Animal Adaptations
  22. Trees Are Terrific
Worksheets:
  1. Label the Plants
  2. Desert Plants
  3. Plants Word Scramble
  4. Plants and Animals Worksheets (large collection)
  5. Plant Questions Worksheet
  6. Classifying Critters Worksheet
  7. Animal Concentration Cards
  8. Animal Needs
  9. Classifying (Page 6)
  10. Animal Facts
  11. Vertebrate Classification
  12. Animal Printouts
  13. Kids Planet Coloring Sheets
  14. National Geographic Coloring Book

 

Interactive Websites for Students
  1. Classifying Plants and Animals
  2. Animal Matching Game
  3. The Room 108 Animal Groups Quiz Game
  4. The Room 108 Animal Adaptations Quiz Game
  5. Where Am I Hiding?
  6. How Do Animals Survive Winter, Paula Hawthorne Grade 2
  7. Grade 2 It Stinks!  Extinction, Brenda Teague, Rebecca Price
  8. Guess Who I Am?
  9. Plants' Needs
  10. Parts of a Plant, Grade 3, Karla Mills
  11. Plant Part Quiz
  12. Photosynthesis, Grade 3 ,Lisa VanCleve
  13. Life Cycle of a Frog, Grade 3 Michelle Strange
  14. How do animals change as they grow? Grade 2, Denna Stroud and Kristen Loveday
  15. Animal Classification
  16. Animals As Living Things, Grade 4, Wendy Hodge
  17. Animal and Plant Classification
  18. Animal Safari
  19. Group These Animals
  20. Animal Classification Jeopardy
  21. Who Wants to be an Animal Classification Millionaire?
  22. Animal Classification Vocabulary
  23. Animal Adaptation Quizzes
  24. Animal Adaptation Vocabulary
  25. PowerPoint Grades K-2 Hibernation Download the Presentation
  26. PowerPoint Grades K-2 Who is Hibernating? Download the Presentation
  27. PowerPoint Grades 3-5 Animal Adaptation View the Presentation Download the Presentation
  28. PowerPoint Grades 3-5 Animal Classification View the Presentation Download the Presentation
  29. Quia Plant Quizzes:  Plants Inside & Out, Plants, How Did Plants Adapt to Dry Land?, Fun with plants, Plants, Plants With Seeds, How Plants Grow?, Plant Parts, How Plants Grow, Plants Grade 3, LIFE CYCLES OF PLANTS, Habitats,Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Plants?, Plants Matching Game!, 4th Grade Plant Power
  30. Quia Animal Quizzes:  Animal Adaptations Vocabulary, Vertebrate Animals (4th grade), 5th Grade Words Without Backbones, Animals with Backbones (4th grade), 5th Grade Spineless Wonders, Animal Classifications, Animal Kingdom, and Vertebrate Jeopardy Game, How Animals Grow and Change, Living Things Need Each Other
  31. Animal Crossword
  32. Bird Match
  33. Ranger Rick Games
  34. Songs:  Hibernation * -- Sara Jordan, Songs About Animals
  35. Animals of the World
  36. Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  37. Plant Explorer
  38. 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)
 
Connie Campbell               Jefferson County Schools