During this mini-unit, students explore what animals and plants need to survive. They also closely examine how certain adaptations support these needs. For the culminating activity, students create a creature mashup that represents the adaptations they believe would be best suited for the success of a scientist working nearly one mile below the surface at the Sanford Underground Research Facility.
Educator Resource: Curriculum Module
What do animals and plants need to survive? How do certain adaptations support these needs? What might it look like if you could use these adaptations to design the "perfect" underground scientist?
Minimum of four 40-minute sessions