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Animal Adaptations



48 Pages, 12 x 16

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781681405964

Rights: US & CA

NSTA Kids (Apr 2018)

Price: $12.95


A guided learning experience for kids curious about how organisms develop survival skills suited to their environment

In order to survive in an environment, organisms have many different physical characteristics that help them regulate their temperature, move, find food, and protect themselves. The students' first analyze data from a case study on the peppered moth, learning about how organisms are adapted to their environment and how a change can affect their ability to survive. Students then explore physical adaptations from feet to teeth to color in order to develop an argument from evidence as to why an organism can survive well in one environment and less well in another. This book is a self-directed learning experience designed to augment understanding of science content. Lexile Framework: 720L

Author Biography

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.