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Tennessee Wild Things: Adaptations

Grade levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Topics: Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Languages: English, Spanish

Interdisciplinary: No

Disciplinary Core Idea
LS1:  From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes , LS2:  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics , LS4:  Biological Change: Unity and Diversity 

Plants and animals possess a variety of physical and behavioral adaptations that support growth and survival in different environments across Tennessee. Studying the amazing organisms living in our own backyard provides us with a deeper understanding of the importance of a living creature’s ability to adapt and survive.

Written in collaboration with Vickie Stem, a Tennessee educator, as part of our e-STEM for Tennessee’s Teachers program. 

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This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.