Lesson Plan: Changing Habitats and Survival
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe ways in which living things respond to change.
Students will be able to
- describe ways in which animals respond to seasonal changes, including migration, hibernation, and molting,
- describe ways in which plants respond to seasonal changes, including becoming dormant and losing their leaves,
- describe ways in which living things respond to changes in their environment caused by natural events,
- describe ways in which living things respond to changes in their environment caused by other organisms,
- describe ways in which plants and animals respond to changes caused by human activity,
- identify solutions to problems caused when the environment changes.
Students should already be familiar with
- how traits can be influenced by environment,
- the difference between learned and acquired (environmental) traits,
- how the inheritance of different traits leads to variation,
- the fact that an adaptation is a trait that helps a living thing survive in an environment.
Students will not cover
- the genetic basis of inheritance,
- evolution by natural selection.