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3-LS3-2 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Use evidence to support the explanation that observable traits can be influenced by the environment.

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The ‘Eyas’ Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree – 3rd Grade

“The Eyas Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” – 3rd Grade: A baby hawk or falcon is called an “Eyas”.  The life cycle of birds is both fascinating and complex and raptors are no exception.  This program will explore how the life cycle of birds (3-LS1-1) varies among species (3-LS1-2), using raptors as our primary example.  […]

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Camouflage and Color

Students look at pictures of wildlife and discuss how color is an adaptation to their environment that helps them to survive. They also create colorful or camouflaged creatures.  Adapted from Project Wild, pgs. 2 and 120. Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change. Vocabulary: arctic, characteristic, compete, […]

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Earth History Classroom Visit

Students learn about what geologists study, learn about local rocks and rock types in an interactive rock lab, and re-create the Teton mountain range and glaciation process with a hands-on model. This program is offered in two versions, 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade. 1st-3rd Grade Option: By the end of the program students should understand […]

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