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Grade 6-8
10m

Natural Selection and Adaptations: Climate Proofing Endangered Species

by Payton M. | Science POPULAR

Learning Standards: MS.LS4.6 MS.LS4.6;
4 Lessons 10:36
  1. 1. Background on climate change 2:07
  2. 2. Setup and Hypothesis 2:59
  3. 3. Drawing Adaptations 4:45
  4. 4. Conclusions 0:45

Grade 6-8

10m

NGSS Standards

POPULAR

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About the course

"Eccentric scientist Dr. Heinz Ketchup will lead you to imagine how a common North American species might evolve to face the perils of climate change. Represent these potential evolutions with a detailed anatomical model to visualize these changes.

Examine the process of natural selection and how evolution plays a role in marginalizing endangered animals."

Project

A More Perfect Species

Course overview

1

Background on climate change

Students will understand that the human caused phenomenon of accelerated climate change will cause major disruptions to the lives of animal species.

2

Setup and Hypothesis

Consider three mammals facing extinction and ways they can ensure their survival through adaptation.

3

Drawing Adaptations

Draw adaptations that the mammals can have to ensure they will survive.

4

Conclusions

Compare their findings and drawings which show the different adaptions that might possibly ensure the survival of the species.

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Tags:

  • Adaptation
  • Climate
  • Endangered Species
  • Evolution
  • Natural Selection

Recommended Materials

Paper and art supplies (markers, colored pencils, pens, whatever suits you).


Instructor

Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.

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