Standard 4/Elementary/Benchmark 2
Benchmark Question: In what ways are living things
adapted (suited) to survive in their environments?
Focus Question: How does an animal’s camouflage
affect its survival?
Divide the class into small
groups. Using four different colors of construction paper, prepare a set of
12 fish of each color (48 fish in all) for each group. One set of twelve
fish must be the same blue as the blue paper “water” habitat. Create
“water” habitat by cutting a pond shape from a piece of large blue paper
and placing it on the floor. In turn, each child in the group will use one
hand to pick up (“catch”) as many fish as possible, one fish at a time, in
10 seconds. All results will be charted. Compile total class data. Through
class discussion of the data, respond to the focus question.
Fish shape example: