When I taught third grade, my favorite science lesson was animal adaptations. It was so awesome for students to discover how different adaptations help animals. Ms. Michanco and I wanted to do something a little different with her 3rd graders. We had them imagine that they had frog legs or horns and how that would help them adapt to their environment.
We first had the students go to the website Build Your Wild Self. They had so much fun giving themselves horns, long baboon arms, or spider legs.
Once they created their wild self we started the conversation about what environment they would be best suited for. We then transition the conversation online using Schoology.
Students uploaded their pictures into a media album. Once the pictures were uploaded they made comments about the type of environment their wild self would live in. These conversations can now continue outside the classroom using Schoology.
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