Grade Level: Third Grade | Content Area: Science | Duration of Unit: 3 weeks
Students will explore the characteristics of the five main Georgia regions with a focus on animal and plant habitats and their adaptations. Students will define adaptation and apply their knowledge to understand how Georgia plants and animals adapt to changes in their habitats. Habitats are affected by different types of pollution including water, land, air, and noise pollutions; students will discover the effects of pollution on animal and plant habitats and learn how to apply conservation practices to help protect our environment. Students will also identify effects on habitats from forces of nature such as fire and drought. Students will utilize a variety of learning methods to gain a greater understanding of Georgia flora and fauna, their unique adaptations, and the role of humans in the fine balance of survival. We have incorporated many visual aids such as photographs to be used in a gallery walk, maps, and a comprehensive power point presentation. Also included are non-fiction texts, hand-on learning materials, ideas for cross- curricular learning, differentiated learning experiences, teaching tools and resources and much more. We hope you find this Museum Box beneficial for teaching all students.