Water-wise Habitat Design Challenge

Instructional Resource

Contributed By
Smarter Balanced
Subjects
Science
Grade Levels
Grade 3
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Water-wise Habitat Design Challenge

Instructional Resource

With this lesson, your students will design a water-wise habitat and use claim, evidence and reasoning (CER) skills to justify the design! Students will sort plant information cards in order to evaluate which plants are best for conserving water during drought and for providing habitats for wildlife. Following this analysis, students will propose a water-wise habitat design and support their design with evidence and reasoning.

This grade-three resource is aligned with:

LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

EP&C Principle 5: Decisions Affecting Resources and Natural Systems are Complex and Involve Many Factors.

Author
Nelly Tsai
Publisher
Smarter Balanced - Smarter Tools for Teachers