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- Jonathan M.
- Wichita, KS
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Research the proliferation of zebra mussels and their effects on local bodies of water. The class obtains zebra mussels and examines them, identifying their basic structures. They brainstorm ways the mussel may have been introduced to Lake Michigan and determine how the zebra mussels affect water conditions.
Students examine potential dangers of invading exotic species, specifically zebra mussels, and discuss importance of preserving native ecosystems. Students simulate town meeting to devise plan to combat zebra mussel menace, and use diagrammatic webs to trace various effects of zebra mussels on ecosystem.
Combine art and literature to teach greater themes and symbolic meaning. Using the plan outlined in this resource, expose your class to the story "Zebra" by Chaim Potok, conduct discussions about social issues and nicknames, and ask individuals to sculpt animals from discarded materials. If you follow this plan, learners will read, write, present, and create!
Eighth graders identify the Great Lakes, and describe the habitat of life of a loon. They are able to point to and explain one of the major river systems that enters the Great Lakes with a focus on the Clinton River and the food webs that depend on these fresh water systems. Students are able to describe Purple Loosestrife and Zebra Mussels and the inherent problems they are causing.
Learners explore world geography by reading an African wildlife story. For this African Savanna lesson, students discuss the animals who inhabit the famous open space and read the book African Savanna by Donald Silver. Learners create a model zebra using poster board, toilet paper rolls, markers and tape.
Students identify patterns in the environment. In this patterns instructional activity, students read the book, Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes and identify the patterns in the story. As a follow-up activity students construct patterns of unifix cubes and identify one pattern they can observe in the classroom.
Students complete a variety of activities related to the letter z and the /z/ sound. As a class they recite a tongue twister and identify which words in word pairs contain the /z/ sound. Students listen to the book Zigby Hunts For Treasure, and identify the words containing the /z/ sound from the story.