This is lesson 6 of 7 lessons that can be used in part or whole to teach the biology topic of interdependence in animals and plants.
This lesson explains how animals are adapted to survive. The scaffolding is to identify the adaptations, then how those adaptations help it survive a predator or catch a prey. The worksheet builds on the modeling done earlier. There is also a sheet that gives pupils scope for artistic flair by building their own predator or prey and how the adaptations help them. Challenge looks at how the adaptations in the wrong environment don’t help it.
These lessons are not board specific and can be used (dependent on ability) from KS2, KS3 and KS4.
Lesson 6 - Adaptations in Animals (THIS LESSON)
THESE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY
Lesson 1 - Interdependence & Biodiversity
Lesson 2 - Sampling Plants (Quadrats)
Lesson 3 - Abundance of Animals (sampling techniques)
Lesson 4 - Competition in Animals
Lesson 5 - Competition & Adaptations in Plants
Lesson 7 - Predator Prey Population Graphs
Each lesson has a interactive PowerPoint that has a starter and comprehensive explanations that will allow for questioning and discussion. There is a pupil worksheet (both in Publisher for editing, and PDF forms). The worksheet mirrors what has been taught in the lesson. There is a question (and a mark scheme) that can be used to consolidate the learning in the lesson or as homework.
The lesson is labeled in the CLF (common lesson format) so pupils are aware of what that section is about.