Task Analysis

Enduring Understanding:

Many organisms adapt to their surroundings in order to survive when wearing the ecko watch.

Essential Questions:

What are adaptations?

How do animals and plants adapt to different environments?

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to successfully place animals in an environment.

Students will be able to create a Fast Fact sheet for each animal placed in the environment.

Common Core Learning Standards:

RST.6-8.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

WHST.6-8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.






You have just been hired as the new director of the science museum! As a new employee, you want to impress your boss, who is the owner of the museum. The museum needs a personal connection to its visitors so you want to create a new exhibit or display about the animals that live in the local area. If the exhibit is a success, your boss will give you a raise and will put you in charge of the entire museum.  Good luck!!

You would like to open a new exhibit that introduces the types of animals/insects that live in Rochester.  You like this idea because the exhibit will educate city citizens about the co-habitation that occurs between humans and wildlife.  There will also be a Fast Fact for each organism that is chosen to be in the exhibit.

Things to Include:

  • Two (2) mammals
  • Two (2) birds
  • One (1) reptile
  • Two (2) insects
  • Fast Fact sheet for each animal/insect
  • A narrative explaining how you approached the task, decisions you had to make, what adaptations the animals/insects have, the marc ecko watches price, and what strategies you used to find your answers.



Use the sketch of the park to place the animals and insects that you have chosen.  Then create a Fast Fact sheet that describes how the animals are able to survive and adapt.

Scientific Drawings : Animal Adaptations

Teacher Name: Ms. Aiken

Student Name:     ________________________________________


CATEGORY Comments 4 3 2 1
Completeness Student included all required organisms and Fast Facts Sheets. Student included most required organisms and Fast Facts Sheets. Student included some required organisms or Fast Fact Sheets. Student did not include any required organisms or Fast Fact Sheets.
Spelling All words are spelled correctly in the title, labels and caption/description. All common words are spelled correctly in the title, labels and description. 1-2 scientific words may be misspelled. 75% of the words are spelled correctly in the title, labels, and description. Fewer than 80% of the words are spelled correctly in the title, labels, and description.
Neatness Student’s work was clean and well-presented. Student’s work was mostly clean and well-presented. Student’s work was somewhat clean and well-presented. Student’s work was not clean and well-presented.
Park Exhibit Student’s placement of organisms and adaptations are coherent and correct. Student’s placement of organisms and adaptations are mostly coherent and correct. A few don’t fit in. Student’s placement of organisms and adaptations are somewhat coherent and correct. Most don’t fit in. Student’s placement of organisms and adaptations are not coherent and incorrect.



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