Animal Group Behavior Project: HS-LS2-8

Biology Bee
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Do group behaviors in animals increase the survival rates of individual organisms? Students will work in teams to research and create an informative poster for one of the following animal behaviors: flocking, schooling, herding, cooperative hunting, migrating, or swarming. Students share posters in a gallery walk and complete a jigsaw chart summarizing their findings. Finally, students complete a scaffolded CER (Claim-Evidence-Reasoning) to practice engaging in argument from evidence.

This Product Includes:

♥ Teacher Implementation Guidelines & Scoring Rubric

♥ Animal Group Behavior Project- Student Directions

♥ Animal Group Behavior Jigsaw Chart

♥ Animal Group Behavior CER (Assessment)

★Spotlight on Strategies★

The jigsaw strategy used in this project engages students by making them the expert on a given topic. The best way to learn is to teach!

★NGSS Alignment★

This resource is aligned to NGSS Standard HS-LS2-8: Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.


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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.


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