Lesson Plan: Survival | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Survival | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Survival

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to explain the effect that differences in traits and group behavior have on the survival of living things.


Students will be able to

  • explain how differences in traits give some individuals an advantage that helps them survive and reproduce,
  • give examples of animals that form groups that help them survive,
  • give examples of how working as a group helps some animals to survive, including giving them protection and warmth and helping them capture prey and raise their young.


Students should already be familiar with

  • identifying inherited traits in plants and animals,
  • the difference between learned and acquired (environmental) traits,
  • how the inheritance of different traits leads to variation,
  • the fact that plants and animals adapt to their environments.


Students will not cover

  • how genes and chromosomes work,
  • evolution by natural selection.

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