"Make It A Habitat" Wildlife Lesson Plan
Sharks, whales, snakes, bears, dogs, cats, killer bees, elephants and great apes! Oh my! What do these animals have in common? Like humans, they have successfully evolved to share our planet. Each is uniquely designed and intimately connected to the environment in which it lives. Whether invertebrate or vertebrate, warm-blooded or cold-blooded, scaly or covered with fur, each has a unique origin and evolutionary history—a history that continues to evolve as the result of the interaction between genetics and the environment.
Students will consider the adaptation of life forms through natural selection to fill various niches and accommodate changing environmental conditions.