Insect Camouflage Lesson Plan

Instructor: Julie Zundel

Julie has taught high school Zoology, Biology, Physical Science and Chem Tech. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Education.

Do you need a fun, hands-on lesson plan on insect camouflage and mimicry? This lesson plan is full of fun activities, from a mini-lab to poster making. It can be modified to fit almost any grade level and will help students understand some insect adaptations.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe how camouflage and mimicry prevent prey from being consumed.
  • Discuss the different types of mimicry.

Length

  • 120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

  • LS4.C: Adaptation

Adaptation by natural selection acting over generations is one important process by which species change over time in response to changes in environmental conditions. Traits that support successful survival and reproduction in the new environment become more common; those that do not become less common. Thus, the distribution of traits in a population changes.

Materials

  • Sticky notes
  • Several different types of wrapping paper
  • Red, yellow, green, blue, white and black construction paper
  • Hole punches
  • Plastic cups
  • Recording worksheet (see sample)

Generation #blue #green #red #yellow #black #white
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