From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants

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Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study of plants includes native, non-native, and invasive species focusing the topics of pollination and fertilization.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan for regular field trips to as many varied ecosystems as possible
Classroom Considerations

  • Unit is strong when implemented as a whole, but each lesson could be used individually as needed
  • Be aware of all allergies in the class
Pros

  • Includes vocabulary activities throughout the unit
  • Many lessons require going in the field to an ecosystem near the school
  • Provides grading rubric and answer keys when applicable
Cons

  • Lessons are specific to Oregon's ecology and don't all work for other areas