Animal body coverings

This lesson plan includes 6 images of animals with varied body coverings, background information for the teacher, discussion questions, and connections to state standards. This resources shows students that one of the parts of an animal's body is the covering, and it has a function (protection). The composition of the body covering is influenced by the environment in which the animal must survive.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3210.INQ.4
Apply qualitative and quantitative measures to analyze data and draw conclusions that are free of bias.
GLE 0207.1.1
Recognize that plants and animals are made up of smaller parts that use food, water, and air to survive.
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Essential and guiding questions: 
  • How many different kinds of animal coverings did you see?
  • What job (function) does each of these coverings do (have)?

Lesson Variations

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