Visual & Performing Arts
English Language Arts
Critical thinking skills
Reading - Informational Text
Scientists classify organisms
Employ critical stance
Make conjectures and explore
Meaning and Context-Cite text evidence
Meaning and Context-Integrate information from diverse media/formats
Meaning, Context, and Craft-Write argument text
Meaning, Context, and Craft-Write informative/explanatory text
Power Point; video playing; 1-to1 technology as a modification to drawing, tablets if necessary for researching habitats and pictures of birds from primary source, Java software permission for day 6
List of science, consumable supplies given
Bird Survival Through Adaptations
A series of historical illustrations by naturalist, Mark Catesby, will be used as a foundation for students to assess how adaptations contribute to a species ability to survive in a particular environment.
How do observable variations among birds influence their survival in a habitat, finding food, finding mates and defending themselves and their territory?