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Warm-up

What

do animals and humans have


in common that they need for
survival?

Write

your answer in your Scientific


Notebook/Journal.

What is One Health?

One Health Background


1. Interdisciplinary
health care for humans,
animals, and the
environment.

2. Focus: individual,
population, and ecosystem
health.
3. Vision Statement: One Health (formerly called One
Medicine) is dedicated to improving the lives of all species
human and animalthrough the integration of human medicine,
veterinary medicine and environmental science.

NC State Project on One Health


Focus: Creating a Wearable Device for a medium-sized dog that
would help to better monitor their health and stress levels.
Why are stress levels a concern for a dog? It is widely known
that dogs will continue working or running far past the point
where their health is in danger.
Criteria:
Must be wearable (comfortable) and durable
Must fit tightly enough to accurately measure pulse and
breathing.
Pulse Sensor measures heart rate
Flex Sensor measures chest expansion for breathing rate
Battery included as the source of energy.
Arduino Lily Pad circuit; information is stored here.

Example of One
Health Project at NC
State!

Animal Adaptations
in their Habitat
to Ensure Survival

What are Adaptations?

A change or the process of change by which an organism or species


becomes better suited to its environment.

Reasons:

To better suit their habitat

Protection for them.

Attack

Feeding

Movement

Types:

Structural external characteristics

Behavioral different ways of reacting to the environment

Physiological - physiological

Insane Surviva
l Adaptations

Adaptation
Activity

Instructions:
1. Pick one of the activities bird or fish.
2. Go to the website.
3. Read the background information on the left
hand side.
4. The right hand side is the activity.

Go to this link:
http
://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/sc
ience/virtual_labs/LS16/LS16.

Go to this link:
http
://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/v
irtual_labs/LS15/LS15.

Day 2: Quick Review


The

One Health Initiative focuses on the


interconnectedness of the health of
humans, animals, and the ecosystem.

This

lesson is going to focus on just


animals and how they can adapt in order
to survive.

Review Continued
Type

of Adaptation: Structural

Reason

for Adaptation: to ensure


survival in their habitat.

Type

of Sensor: Infrared Thermometer


Heat Sensor

Warm vs. Coldblooded


Animals Discussion

IR Temperature Activity
Background Information
Cold itself doesnt exist it
is simply the absence of
heat.
Items that we are
using:
Two zip-lock bags
per station.
Ice
Feathers
Wool
Lard
IR Thermal Sensor

Animals without hair use fat


tissue to help insulate their
bodies temperature.
Air is one of the best
insulators.
Cold-blooded animals do not
need insulation because it
would slow down the heat

Day 3
Warm-up: (10 minutes)
* Answer Reflection
Questions from IR
Temperature Activity

Begin Research Lab!


Important

Info: Animals change over time as


inherited traits are passed from parents to offspring.

Groups:
Go

2 people per group

to: http://pbskids.org/wildkratts/

Click

on Habitats and explore many different


kinds.

After

exploring all of the habitats, pick one with your


partner and review the animals from that habitat.

Research Lab Continued

Once you and your partner have found an animal that interests
you both, individually write down and answer the following
information in your interactive notebook:
Explain

two different ways that the animal is physically


adapting to its environment.

Explain

two different ways that the animal is behaviorally


adapting to its environment.

Note:

Both of you need to write down the info into your


notebooks. You cannot copy each others answers. It must
be in your own words the different ways (physically and
behaviorally) that the animal adapted to its environment.

Day Four: Poster Creation


You

and your partner should be


finishing up the research in order
to work on your poster today.
If you both finish with the poster
early, then practice getting ready
for your group presentation.

Day 5: Presentation Day!