Our Symbiosis lesson plan introduces students to the concept of symbiosis and symbiotic relationships. The types of relationships are discussed and examples are given for each, which some students may already understand but may not know the differences. During this lesson, students are asked to work creatively to draw pictures or use images from the Internet or other sources identifying each of the three types of symbiosis and then share them with the class, strengthening their presentation and public speaking skills. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define symbiosis, describe the types of symbiosis, and identify examples of symbiotic relationships.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.C, CCSS. ELA-Literacy.SL.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.C, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.10