Depending upon the way the HyperDoc is shared, the teacher will click the link to show the first video in the first section titled "Let's Learn about Animal Adaptations." The class can watch the video together OR the students can scan a QR code or type in the shortened URL to work in pairs.
Formative Assessment/Discussion for whole class: What is an animal adaptation? What are some adaptations that help a chameleon? What characteristics on a cactus help it survive in the desert? What behavior helps a cheetah hunt its prey?
For this part of the lesson use the sections titled "Learn More about Adaptations and Habitats" and "Working Together to Learn More" on the HyperDoc.
Directions and formative assessment for "Learn More about Adaptations and Habitats":
Click the link in the box (or pairs of students will click the link) in this section. Read and discuss each slide.
Step-by-Step directions/assessment for each section of the HyperDoc. If students are working in pairs (grade 1-2), teachers will walk around and ask students these questions as they complete sections OR at the end of each day discuss one section to check for understanding.
Slide 2: Why do you think grasshoppers are green? How does this help it? How could the feathers of an owl help it?
Slide 3: Can you find the owl? Why would a leopard or cheetah need to hide? How does its fur help it?
Slide 4: People use something very similar to a hummingbird's beak when they drink at times. What is it? (Straws)
Slide 5: What is the praying mantis acting like or mimicking on the branch?
Slide 6: Would a polar bear like to live in Alabama? Why or why not? How does the bear help make more berries in its habitat?
Slide 7: Which habitat do you think would be the easiest to live in? Which would be the hardest?
Slide 8: Which habitat would the black bear like best? Why do you think this?
Directions for "Working Together to Learn More":
K-1st: The teacher will ask one of the questions on the HyperDoc. Students will turn to a partner and discuss. The class will discuss answers. The teacher will repeat with all of the questions. (formative assessment)
1st-2nd: The teacher will explain the task. The students will work together to read about animals at the Birmingham Zoo to answer questions in the Google Doc. The teacher will walk around helping students where needed and checking answers. Answers can be shared and compared with the whole class. Assessment: The teacher will check for correct answers for each question. (formative assessment)
For this part of the lesson, use sections "Show What You Know" and "Done? Keep Exploring!"
Show what you know!
Read the question before you click the video: Can you find an adaptation in this video that helps the American Black Bear survive? The teacher will distribute paper. The students will work in pairs to draw an adaption they noticed in the video about the American Black Bear.
Assessment: Are students able to identify adaptations shared in the video? (summative)
Done? Keep Exploring!
1. When class/students are completed, explore the games/videos in this section. The teacher will walk around and observe as students are completing the games.
2. When students have completed watching the video Super Inventions: Inspired by Animals, allow students to create an invention inspired by an animal.
Instructions for students:
After watching Super Inventions, create an invention inspired by an animal! Pick one cool thing an animal can do or one thing an animal has that can help humans. What can an animal do that you wish you could do?
Think of a way to create and share your animal inspired invention! Make sure you explain how the animal adaptation can help humans.
After using the HyperDoc:
Use any of the extra resources and ideas shared in the Teacher's Guide to continue learning about animal adaptations.