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Irina Cobbs

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Mystery Science - What's the best way to get rid of mosquitoes?

* I can make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.​ * I can think of multiple possible solutions to a problem and compare them based on how well each is likely to work. 1. Click add to begin. 2. Read what the experts say. Do their observations give you any ideas on how to solve the mosquito problem? Write down your ideas on each page. 3. Choose a solution or a few solutions on how to get rid of mosquitoes at each of three given location (the playground, the picnic area, the backyard). Draw what you would build or do to solve the mosquito problem, then write how your solution will help solve the mosquito problem.Your solutions can be different from your partner’s. If you like, you can add people to your picture too. 4. Last, answer the question: How will you figure out how well your solution worked? 5. Click check to submit your answer.

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science
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Mystery Science: Animals Through Time Unit - Lesson 7: What's the best way to get rid of mosquitoes? Grade 3 Topic Animal Survival & Heredity Focus Environmental Change & Engineering NGSS Standards: 3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. 3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.