Fourth grade students at Indian Trail School have been learning and participating in activities for the STEMscope: plant and animal parts.
One activity looked at studying the internal and external structures of different types of fruits and vegetables.
Throughout this experiment, the students were able to understand the difference between the internal and external structures while comparing and contrasting.
Next, the children were introduced to the concept of adaptations, meaning the characteristics/traits that plants and animals have in order to meet their basic needs for survival.
Classes did an adaptation matching activity where students were able to make the connection that these features have functions.
This gave the students the opportunity to use prior knowledge and learn a new concept to understand what plants and animals need in order to survive.