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Owl Pellet Discovery: STEM Teacher Institute Plans

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Date Issued:
2016-11-28
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In this lesson, students dissect the contents of an owl pellet to explore the concepts of physical adaptations and interdependence.
Title: Owl Pellet Discovery: STEM Teacher Institute Plans.
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Name(s): Alexander, Michelle
Schulze Summer STEM Institute for Teachers
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Lesson Plans
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2016-11-28
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Summary: In this lesson, students dissect the contents of an owl pellet to explore the concepts of physical adaptations and interdependence.
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Florida Standards (NGSSS): SC.5.L.17.1 ‐ Compare and contrast adaptations displayed by animals and plants that enable them to survive in different environments such as life cycles variations, animal behaviors and physical characteristics. SC.5.N.1.1 ‐ Define a problem, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigations of various types such as: systematic observations, experiments requiring the identification of variables, collecting and organizing data, interpreting data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions. LAFS.5.RI.3.9 ‐ Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 ‐ Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem. These tools might include pencil and paper, concrete models, a ruler, a protractor, a calculator, a spreadsheet, a computer algebra system, a statistical package, or dynamic geometry software. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors by strategically using estimation and other mathematical knowledge. When making mathematical models, they know that technology can enable them to visualize the results of varying assumptions, explore consequences, and compare predictions with data. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
Note(s): Peer reviewed
Subject(s): Grade 4
Grade 5
Owl
Owl Pellet
Birds of Prey
skeletal remains
food web
casting
interdependence
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