Module 12: Adaptation and Offspring- Science 1A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will identify how local animals adapt to their environment and illustrate animal adaptations. Students will match common animals with their offspring.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Animal Adaptation clothespins that open and close
small items (like beads)
crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil
2 Animals and Their Offspring crayons or colored pencils
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Animal Adaptation
  1. Identify how local animals adapt to their environment.
  2. Illustrate animal adaptations.
2 Animals and Their Offspring
  1. Match common animals with their offspring.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
animal babies

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Animal Adaptation 6 Animal Adaptation Assignment
2 Animals and Their Offspring 5 Animals and Their Offspring Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Animal Adaptation
  1. What is an adaptation?
Animals and Their Offspring
  1. How do animals care for their offspring?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Animal Adaptation Observing Local Animals
  1. What adaptations do beavers have?
  2. What adaptations do frogs have?
Animals and Their Offspring Animal Babies
  1. How are baby animals like their parents?
  2. What are some names for baby animals?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Animal Adaptations Julie Lundgren 490L
2 How and Why Do Animals Adapt? Bobbie Kalman NC650L
3 Animal Habitats Julie Lundgren 500L
4 Explore My World Baby Animals Marfe Ferguson Delano AD510L
5 Incredible Animal Journeys Mike Unwin
6 Hibernation Station Michelle Meadows 440L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing