Watershed Teacher Field Book

This Watershed Teacher Field Book unit also includes:

Maybe you've seen land that is covered in water, not deep enough for a lake or pond, but deep enough that the water stays throughout the year. This area is called a wetland, and during a five-day activity, learners investigate wetlands, analyze collected data, and determine why they matter in an ecosystem. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Determine a way to introduce and use new vocabulary; examples could be creating a word wall or using Frayer models
  • Research the EPA protocol for Ohio Rapid Assessment Method as it is used on Day Three
Classroom Considerations

  • If taking a trip to a wetland is not feasible, use the directions on how to make a mock wetland
Pros

  • There is a safety contract for both learners and their parents to sign
  • Includes a post-test and optional research project listed at the end
Cons

  • Some of the links do not work
Common Core

NGSS