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This lesson focuses on behavioral plasticity, the idea that organisms’ behaviors are flexible and can be modified in response to their environment. Students investigate the plasticity of their own behaviors and discuss how this analogy is similar and different compared to urban species as well as how the plasticity of a species’ behavior impacts its likelihood of survival in an urban environment.

  • 2 activities
  • 1 class period
  • Strategies: Role-play/simulate, make connections
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-LS2-8, HS-LS4-2

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