Author:
Gonzaga Climate Institute
Subject:
Elementary Education, Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Simulation
Level:
Lower Primary
Tags:
  • Adaptation.
  • Climate
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Interactive

    Education Standards

    Grade 3 - Animal Adaptations

    Grade 3 - Animal Adaptations

    Overview

    In partnership with the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the legislature-funded ClimeTime program, the Gonzaga Climate Center has created the Climate Literacy Fellows program. Through this program, the Climate Center hires and trains exceptional Gonzaga undergraduates to deliver high-impact climate literacy activities in elementary school classrooms (grades K-8).

    This lesson will introduce camouflage and adaptations, enabling students to be able to identify the importance of animals adapting in a changing climate.

    Author: Grace Fletcher, Gonzaga Class of 2024

    Lesson Overview

    This lesson will introduce camouflage and adaptations, enabling students to be able to identify the importance of animals adapting in a changing climate.

    Author: Grace Fletcher, Gonzaga Class of 2024

     

    Big Question: Why and how do animals need to adapt to climate-caused changes?

    Key Vocabulary List:

    • -  Adaptation: the adjustment of an organism to make it more fit for its

      environmental conditions.

    • -  Predator: an animal that hunts and kills other animals.

    • -  Prey: an animal that is hunted and killed by another animal for food.

    • -  Climate change: long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns on

      Earth.

    • -  Camouflage: the use of any combination of materials, colors, or lighting to

      make animals or objects hard to see.

    Lesson Materials

    Find the lesson plan, powerpoint and worksheet attached.