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Summer SAVY Session 4, Day 2, Animal Adaptations (Kent)

Posted by on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 2:  Today, we discussed ecosystems and how specific animals’ needs for survival are met. We learned more about an assigned animal, finding out where they live, what they eat, and how their environment meets their needs.  

We then learned about the generalizations of change: Change is everywhere. Change is related to time. Change can be natural or manmade. Change may be random or predictable.  

We explored how lifecycles reflect the generalizations of change and then discussed senses as the means by which scientists study change. We also observed our mealworms for signs of change. 

We ended our day discussing food chains and learning about producers and consumers, decomposers, herbivores, and carnivores. 

We are excited that the zoo will visit with a few animals tomorrow afternoon to add to our study of animal adaptations! 

Questions for dinnertime: 

  • What animal did you research today? 
  • What is an ecosystem? 
  • Did you observe any changes to your mealworm? 
  • Are there any ways humans change the environment? 
  • What do herbivores/carnivores eat?  
  • What does a decomposer do? 

Dr. Kent