Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes – yet some animals still choose to live alone. (LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior)
Why? In this activity, use critical thinking to compare two animals that are physically similar and see if you can come up with reasons why one is social and one is not.
Grade 3 - 3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
• Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size (Note: Moved from K–2). (3-LS2-1)
Performance Expectations Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.