Life on the Prowl: Adaptations of a Fox

Description

Students will watch this fun and informative video detailing the many ways that foxes have adapted to to best survive and navigate their habitats. After watching the video, explore the discussion questions.

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Lesson

Discussion

What are the fox adaptations discussed in the video? How do these adaptations help this animal survive?

What adaptations does a dog have and why?

Describe a food chain that includes the fox.

Make a list of predators and their prey.

Printable Materials

Adaptations of a Fox (PDF) Lesson Plan

Standard

4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Students who demonstrate understanding can: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.

Science and Engineering Practices Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Engaging in argument from evidence in 3- 5 builds on K-2 experiences and progresses to critiquing the scientific explanations or solutions proposed by peers by citing relevant evidence about the natural and designed world(s). Construct and argument with evidence, data, and/or a model.

Crosscutting Concepts Systems and System Models
A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.