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- Damaris M., Teacher
- Downey, CA
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Eager ecology learners read about characteristics of the Lake Erie water snake and the round goby fish. They find that the goby is an invasive species, introduced to Lake Erie in 1990, and has since had an impact on the water snake population. Pupils examine and graph water snake diet data and relate it to the introduction of the goby by answering 10 questions. This lesson plan provides experience with real-life data and a common occurrence in many of our waterways.
Make snakes with your class to demonstrate how recycled materials are perfect for art. Learners use colorful plastic cups, pantyhose, paper fasteners, and fishing line to make articulated snakes. This project would be great when learning about reptiles or assemblage art.
Students explore independent reading strategies. In this snakes and fiction guided reading lesson, students take a picture walk through the book Slithery Slim and make predictions about the plot. Students answer comprehension questions and make inferences about the story characters before, during, and after reading.
After reading about the Lake Erie water snake and the change in its population after the introduction of the round goby in 1990, young ecologists graph water snake diet data. They analyze the data and answer 10 questions based on their observations. This is an activity that gives learners experience handling real-life data. It would be a beneficial supplement your environmental science, biology, or ecology curriculum.