Case Study: Middle School Earth Science Lesson Adaptation
Focal Science Practice:
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematical and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information
Ms. Shepherd’s first grade class is in the middle of the last unit of the year. Students are studying the survival needs of animals. In this lesson, students will learn about the interactions between various animals and their offspring. Students will use various texts to determine parent-offspring behavioral patterns.
Related NGSS Performance Expectation:
1-LS1-2. Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).