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Body by Design: Form and Function
This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Students research three types of symbiotic relationships between organisms in nature: mutualism, commensalisms, and parasitism. They report their research findings and hypothesize about how symbiotic relationships might have evolved. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
Must be able to download .aiff files to hear vocabulary.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-757
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Regulation and behavior
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Discoveryschool.com


Contributor: Ms Susan L. Mealiea
Woodbridge High School