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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Adaptations

ranger and students demonstrating a food chain
 
Program Description
Students learn about adaptations. Students participate in several hands-on activities that help them to understand the special features that different animals have that helps each to survive. Using animal puppets and body parts as props, students identify the different tools that animals have for survival.

Available to schools in:
Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers counties

Grade Level:
2nd

Program Length:
1 hour

Theme
Living things have special tools for survival.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Understand adaptations as those special

2. Choose a living thing and name two of its special tools for survival

3. List one thing he or she can do to protect a wide variety of different animals


Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:
English/Language Arts - RLA.2.3.1, RLA.2.3.2
Science/Technology - SC.2.2.1, SC.2.3.1, SC.2.3.2, SC.2.3.3, SC.2.4.2, SC.2.4.5, SC.2.6.2


Did You Know?

Historic Logging Railroad at Garden Ground

The New River Gorge was logged extensively thoughout the past century. The landscape is now recovering, with the park ecosystem returning to its more natural state, but there are still plenty of signs of the past activities.