Octopus: Undersea Alien

Students will gain knowledge of cephalopods, specifically the octopus. They will be able to understand its characteristics, importance in the ecosystem and will learn about their behaviors. Students will also be able to compare and contrast characteristics of squids and octopi.

State Standards include-

Grades 6-8

Life Science: Cellular to Multicellular: Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function; and In any particular biome, the number, growth, and survival or organisms and populations depend on biotic and abiotic factors

National Standards include-

Grades 5-8

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Reproduction and heredity; Regulation and behavior; Populations and ecosystems; and Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Populations, resources, and environments; Natural hazards; Risks and benefits; and Science and technology in society

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