Summer SAVY 2018: Session 2, Day 4 – Animal Adaptations (Rising 1st)
Happy Fourth Day!
What a busy day for our zoologists! They began the day by using the Reasoning about a Situation or Event map to think through all the sides of the wild pigs’ problem. This was a difficult task because they were introduced to the advanced vocabulary of stakeholders, assumptions, point of view, and implications. They also learned about ecosystems and the importance of producers (plants), consumers (animals), and decomposers (bacteria) when it comes to adapting to one’s environment. They continued to see the importance of having a balanced ecosystem through the various simulation activities they played today.
The young scientists also continued to observe their mealworms and documented any noticeable changes. I was proud to see the students working and acting like real scientists while reflecting on what they learned through their observations and conversations with each other. They are really excited about showcasing their mealworms’ habitats tomorrow. They will be able to take their mealworms, lab journals and coats (t-shirts), and scientific folders home tomorrow; therefore, we will review proper care of the mealworms.
Nighttime Tasks (optional):
Finish the following sentence with one word that involves all animals, including people.
1. All animals are ________________ (the word “alive” may not be used).
Respond to the following question:
2. What are appendages and how do they help animals survive?
Designing Shelter for our Meal Worms