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Standard 5
Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment.
  • Science Vocabulary game
    Using a memory game with Science vocabulary words, students will increase their understanding and retention of vocabulary words.
  • Tree Cookie Combat
    This activity helps students understand what trees need to live and grow in the environment. They will also realize that trees sometimes interact or compete with other organisms as well as each other.
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  • Animal Adaptations
    In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students participate in classroom discussions about animals. They also visit a Web site to learn more about animals and how well (or poorly) they've adapted to satisfying their needs in their natural habitats.
  • Classification 2: A Touch of Class
    This Science NetLinks lesson, the second of a two-part series on classification, extends the investigation of living organisms carried out in the first lesson by exposing students to the idea that a variety of plants and animals can be classified into one or more groups based on the various characteristics of a specific group. This lesson gives students the opportunity to look at and discuss different classification schemes.
  • Classification Scheme
    In this Science NetLinks lesson students learn that many kinds of living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various features, and that classification schemes vary with purpose. Students begin the lesson by sorting buttons, then move on to a more complicated sorting exercise using animal cards. Students sort the cards multiple times using a variety of criteria.
  • Virtual Pond Dip
    Discover what lives in a drop of pond water by exploring A Virtual Pond Dip.

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