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21 resources with the keyterm prairies

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Prairie Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers take a close look at the prairie environment. They identify common plants and animals of the prairie. In addition, pupils work in teams in order to put together a presentation on a certain aspect of the prairie...
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Prairie Find Outdoors

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a field trip to a local prairie. Using identification books, they identify various forbs and grasses in the prairie. As a class, they discuss the importance of forbs and grasses to the ecosystem and review the various types...
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Prairie Math

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars work together to build models of prairie plants. Using the model, they estimate the height and then measure them using metric and standard units. They write a fraction to represent their part of the whole set and compare...
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The Prairie Climate

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research the average temperature and precipitation of a prairie region to determine the type of climate it is, and how it differs from other biomes. They examine the types of adaptions animals have made to live in the...
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Where's the Grass

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students participate in a grassland game. In this grassland instructional activity, students simulate the impact of grazing animals and invasive weeds on grasslands.
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Prairie Project

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners complete a long-term research project on prairie grasses and forbs. They develop research questions, collect and analyze data from reconstructed prairie plots, and publish their research data on a Prairie website.
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No Place Like Home

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils analyze photographs of high plains sod homes and read accompanying narratives. They then choose one photograph and, using the copy and paste features and simple drawing tools available in Microsoft Word, students identify...
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Leaf, Tree and Prairie Study

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars are introduced to the topic of Botany and the process of photosynthesis. Using various habitats, they research the amount of destruction it is facing and how to solve the problem. They make a leaf booklet with leaves they...
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Prairie, Stream, Forest for Junior High Students

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders take field trips to prairies, streams and forests in Illinois. During the field trip, they complete a worksheet to observe what they see and discuss it when they get back to school. They share their experiences through...
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Fire Fighting

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students consider the effects of a wildfire on prairie life. They explore the ways that plants regenerate after a fire and create fictional plants that have adapted specifically to the prairie environment. They share models of their plants.
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Prairie Scales and Prairie Smoothies

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the animals that live on the prairie and identify differences between amphibians and reptiles and the adaptations each have made to live on the prairie.
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Prairie Predator and Prey

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of animals that live on the prairie, and classify them as predators and prey. They conduct interviews where they ask the animals what they need to look out for to sustain life on the prairie.
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Soil Stories

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders collect and analyze soil samples and extrapolate the characteristics needed to support different types of plant life. They research different types of prairie soil and how it supports plant and animal life.
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Prairie People

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders interview a person who explains the lifestyles of people who lived on the prairies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They examine how today's lifestyles impact the environment and write up what they learned.
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Prairie Plant Investigation

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students carefully observe prairie plants and record their observations in a science journal. They examine the root systems of grasses and flowers and surmise how these plants can grow together on the prairie.
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Prairie Resources

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars, after reading Iowa Prairies, analyze all the benefits that the prairies provide for life forms as well as the environment based on its abundant resources. They choose between preparing a television broadcast relaying...
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Life as a Pioneer

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine historical documents and research why early pioneers settled on the Iowa prairie. They review maps, describe the impact of railroading, describe life in pioneer times, and identify the effects of drought, prairie fire,...
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The Farm/Prairie

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore what people do on the farm/prairie and the importance of the farm/prairie to our lives. Students read books and look at pictures to study about the different aspects of farming. Students create a mural and write a...
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Prairies

For Teachers 2nd
students make booklets about each of the following: reptiles, birds, plants, animals and buffalo. Each was information and contained the facts covered in class. they research one specific area in which they were especially interested....
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Microclimate in the Schoolyard

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the microclimate-climatic conditions in a relatively small area-in their schoolyard, and compare these conditions to those of prairie communities. They determine how their ecosystem compares with and differs from prairie...
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Life on the Canadian Prairie in the Late 1880s

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are read excerpts of the book "Pioneer Girl" by their teacher. Using the text, they discover what life was like on the Canadian Prairies during the 1880s. They discuss why people moved west and the expansion of the railroad...