Animal Adaptations Reading Passages

Type of Resource



This resource contains five informational reading passages about animal adaptations. It was made for the NGSS 3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. It covers the following animals in the the following ecosystems: Collared Lizard - desert Clownfish - ocean Arctic Fox - arctic tundra Blue Heron - wetlands Yellow Jacket - temperate forest The passages were written with third graders in mind, but the information is very interesting and complex and would be useful for upper

Performance Expectations

3-LS3-2   Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-LS4-2   Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.