3rd grade - Adaptations for Survival
Living things use adaptations to respond to life needs for survival. These adaptations may be behavioral or physical in nature. Students will investigate adaptations of plants and animals living in Shenandoah National Park using observation, cooperation, discovery, and participation skills. As human and environmental impacts are evaluated, stewardship behaviors that support a healthy environment will be explored and practiced.
Following the park experience and classroom activities, the students will be able to
Virginia Science Standards of Learning Addressed:
Strand: Life Processes
3.4 - The student will investigate and understand that behavioral and physical adaptations allow animals to respond to life needs. Key concepts include
3.10 - The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species. Key concepts include
Did You Know?
The most harmful exotic plants, animals and diseases in Shenandoah National Park include: chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, dogwood anthracnose, gypsy moths, hemlock woolly adelgids, kudzu, mile-a-minute vine, Oriental bittersweet, and garlic mustard. More...