Learning Goals

Students will understand the different kinds of plants and animals that live in and around caves. They will understand the factors that contribute to the qualities of the different species. Materials will motivate students with experimental inquiry and finding solutions throughout the unit.

Success Criteria

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify characteristics of plants found inside a cave.
  2. Identify characteristics of animals found inside a cave.
  3. Explain how these plants and animals survive inside a cave.
  4. Explain a cave environment and how it impacts these plants and animals.

Common Core Standards

Strand 3.....Characteristics and Interactions of Living Organisms