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Hatch or Not to Hatch?
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units provides real data collected from golden eagle nests in Denali
National Park and Preserve to explore animal reproduction. Students
will learn about the number of young produced and how well they
survive and tie this information back to the food chain and the
role of national parks in protecting healthy animal populations.
unit is designed for grades 3-8. Use Lesson Plan Part I for lower
grades, and Lesson Plan Parts I & II for upper grades.
Using research data we can analyze predator populations and
reproduction and the factors that affect them. Studying reproduction
and populations helps us understand how to preserve species.
are a wildlife biologist studying golden eagles in Denali
National Park and Preserve, and you are to help the National
Park Service to make decisions on how to protect that lands
so that golden eagles may be preserved.
and geography standards