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Life Without Limbs: Adaptations of a Snake


Students will watch this fun and informative video detailing the wonderful world of the snake adaptions. After learning about ways in which snakes navigate their habitats, turn to the discussion questions to engage students further in the science of these slithering species.




What were the snake adaptations discussed in the video?

Can you think of other snake adaptations?

How does a snake’s special jaw help it? 

If you were a snake what color would you be and why?

Printable Materials

Adaptions of a Snake (PDF)  Lesson Plan


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.

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

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.