Science Standard 5 - Biodiversity and Change

Grade: 8

A rich variety of complex organisms have developed in response to a continually changing environment.

How does natural selection explain how organisms have changed over time?

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Predator vs. Prey

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Outdoor activity used to show first hand how biodiversity and adaptations are used to survive in the wild. 

Go outside to an open field or parking lot, preferably somewhere flat. Then divide the children into 4 groups with some distinct marker for each (bandana, pennies, etc...) 


Predator- tag/eat the prey to survive              prey- avoid the predators to survive.

Learn How Fish Scales Show the Age of Fish

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Like rings of a tree, fish scales show the age of fish.

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Sammy the Sturgeon's Get Outdoors & Buckle Up in Your Truck Program developed and maintained in conjunction with:
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