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Pets: Oh Behave

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Title:

Pets: Oh Behave

URL:

http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/pets-oh-behave/

Content Source:

Science NetLinks
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

The primary goal of this lesson is to show students how a variety of factors affects our pet's behavior—including species-specific traits, the environment, training, and experience. This lesson will focus on pets, specifically cats, dogs, birds, and small mammals. Students should develop an understanding of how innate and learned behaviors and the environment determine behavior.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
7 ) Examine data to provide evidence that plants and animals, excluding humans, have traits inherited from parents and that variations of these traits exist in groups of similar organisms (e.g., flower colors in pea plants, fur color and pattern in animal offspring).

Insight Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns
Disciplinary Core Idea: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Examine data to provide evidence of inherited traits in plants and animals.
  • Examine data to provide evidence that there are variations in traits in groups of similar organisms.
  • Identify and describe patterns in the data.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Examine
  • Data
  • Evidence
  • Traits
  • Inherited
  • Variations
  • Organisms
  • Offspring
  • Siblings
  • Phenomena
  • Measurable
  • Humans
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Traits of plant and animal parents (excluding humans).
  • Traits of plant and animal offspring (excluding humans).
  • Variations in similar traits in a grouping of similar organisms.
  • Describe that the pattern of differences in traits between parents and offspring, and between siblings, provides evidence that traits are inherited (excluding humans).
  • Describe that the pattern of differences in traits between parents and offspring, and between siblings, provides evidence that inherited traits can vary (excluding humans).
  • Describe that the variation in inherited traits results in a pattern of variation in traits in groups of organisms that are of a similar type (excluding humans).
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Examine data and use it to provide evidence of inherited traits.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Similarities and differences in patterns can be used as evidence about inherited traits.
AMSTI Resources:
AMSTI Module:
Heredity and Diversity

NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
L4.6: Plants and animals closely resemble their parents.



Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.7- Recognize similarities between traits of plant and animal (other than human) parents and their offspring.


Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
8 ) Engage in argument from evidence to justify that traits can be influenced by the environment (e.g., stunted growth in normally tall plants due to insufficient water, change in an arctic fox's fur color due to light and/or temperature, stunted growth of a normally large animal due to malnourishment).

Insight Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect
Disciplinary Core Idea: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Evaluate the given evidence to determine its relevance, and use it to justify the claim that traits can be influenced by the environment.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Engage
  • Argument
  • Evidence
  • Justify
  • Traits
  • Influenced
  • Environment
  • Cause
  • Effect
  • Claim
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Characteristics result from individuals' interactions with the environment, which can range from diet to learning. Many characteristics involve both inheritance and environment.
  • The environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Support explanations about environmental influences on inherited traits in organisms.
  • Use evidence to support an explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change such as the possibility that environmental factors may influence an organism's traits.
AMSTI Resources:
AMSTI Module:
Heredity and Diversity

NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
L4.4: When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce; others die or move to new locations.



Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.3.8- Recognize that living things have specific needs (water, light, temperature, food, shelter) to live and grow in an environment.


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Author: Stephanie Carver