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Amazing Adaptations

Amazing Adaptations

2nd-5th Grade

Unlock the wonder of nature and set your students on an exhilarating journey of invertebrate discovery! Our immersive class invites young scientists to embark on an adventure filled with questions, live invertebrates, captivating models, and fascinating specimens. In this engaging class, students will unveil the incredible world of invertebrate adaptations and uncover how these remarkable features help animals to not only survive but thrive in their unique habitats.

Curriculum Standards Supported 

Colorado Science Standards  

  • SC20. GR2. S2. LS 2. A range of different organisms live in different places.  
  • SC20. GR3. S2. LS 3. Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information, the environment also affects the traits that organisms develop. 

Next Generation Science Standards  

  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.  
  • 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups to help members survive.  
  • 3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mate and reproducing.