North American Animals
Students are introduced to the anatomy and characteristics of the North American wolf, grizzly bear and bobcat through a purchased kit. They cast plaster models of each of the animals for study and display.
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Biome-Ecology Unit with a "Design a Zoo" Extension
Young scholars participate in a three part unit about biomes. Part one, students research the biomes of North America and part two consists of research on zoos and a field trip to a zoo. While part three ties together the first two...
9th - 10th Science
What Happened to the American Chestnut?
I'm a sap for tree jokes. Scholars begin by gaining understanding that exotic doesn't mean strange but rather non-native in ecology. Then they research the American Chestnut tree and answer questions about the blight from which it has...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Formation and Value of Temperate Grasslands
Young scholars get an overview of the climate and organisms of the North American Prairie. After a lecture, and watching some videos imbedded in this plan, students compile research data on the North American Prairie.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
American Robin: A Robin's Menu Through the Seasons
Students read the article, A Robin's Menu Through the Seasons, taking notes and underlining key words and phrases. They create a math grid from the reading, research the animals in the article, and develop various writing assignments.
4th - 8th Science