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Wild and Wetlands
Upper graders identify the major characteristics of a wetland. They explore the human factors that change a wetland and write a descriptive paragraph about wetlands. This comprehensive lesson also has an interactive "Watershed Game" embedded in it, along with many other extension activities that should make this a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads
Biodiversity in a Wetland Ecosystem
Online activities make learning about wetland biodiversity interactive! First, ecologists navigate through National Geographic's 56-page "GeoStory" about US wetland ecosystems. They use the FieldScope tool to investigate the Barataria Preserve in Louisiana and predict where assigned species might make their homes.
5th - 12th Science 32 Views 42 Downloads
Students lay out transect lines beside a local stream or river. There they record species of plants and insects living around the stream. By doing so, students explore how to use transect sampling techniques, use a variety of methods to sample species.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Wetland Food Webs
Students study life science. For this food webs and food chains comparison lesson, students examine the wetlands to discover the relationships that exist between the animals that live there. They participate in group activities and discussions and also complete independent journal entries.
6th - 8th Science 22 Views 165 Downloads
Watersheds and Wetlands
Students discuss the idea of a watershed. They build models of watersheds using paper and observe what happens to their models when it "rains". In addition, they build a second watershed to compare watersheds with wetlands to those without.
4th - 9th Science 4 Views 42 Downloads
Wetlands and Saltmarshes
Students identify the different functions of a wetland system and why the system is important to the St. Mary's River ecosystem and the environment. They play a migration game and write a journal about the salt marsh periwinkle and how wetlands and marshes are important to its survival.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 14 Downloads
Why Are Wetlands Important?
After reading a short blurb on the value of wetlands, young biologists write down three reasons why this type of environment is so important and beneficial. Then, they do a little research, and list three plants and animals that live in or around a wetland habitat.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 18 Views 42 Downloads
Fifth graders describe a wetland habitat and its components. They provide, in writing, at least one example of a wetland food chain, relate wetlands to ecological functions, and relate the importance of wetland functions to their own needs and daily lives.
5th Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
Wetland Ecology Through Literature
Being a good scientist means identifying important information to support your thoughts and ideas. Learners investigate the effects of water pollution on wetland habitats by reading a series of literary and informational texts. In small groups, they read through several books, collate the information, and then present their findings through a brief oral report.
3rd Science 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hydrology of the New Orleans Region
While visiting websites and viewing video clips, inquisitors gain an understanding of hydrology and its contribution to developing wetlands. Using the FieldScope tool (a link is provided), they explore the New Orleans area and relate what they see to what they have learned.
5th - 12th Science 9 Views 4 Downloads
A Tale of Two Wetlands
Students observe 2 separate wetlands (following downloadable worksheets) and record 10 similarities and 10 differences between them. Then they present their recommendations to the class who roleplay the government's wetland conservation department.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Wetland vs. Stream Macroinvertebrates
A link to a comprehensive macroinvertebrate guide gives you the information needed to prepare for this field study activity. Sample macroinvertebrates are collected from areas representing different environmental conditions. Junior ecologists record the macroinvertebrates sampled and then present the data in tables or graphs.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Biomes : Wetlands
Can you guess which biome used to be considered useless? Because of our ignorance, we destroyed it for development and agricultural purposes. Wetlands were viewed as wastelands until recently, when preservationists started to realize the stability they provide for their environment.
3 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
A Look at Tidal Wetlands
Here is a comprehensive and lengthy presentation on tidal wetlands. Many photos of grasses and the animals that live among them are included, making this a virtual field trip. The progression of the presentation is as if you would walk from the shore, through the lower and upper marsh, the storm zone, and finally the maritime forest.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads