Lesson Plan

Life on the Outer Banks: Sixth Grade Edition

Activities include Field Study, Whales of NC, & Whaling History

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade
Subject:
Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Commerce and Industry, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Maritime History, Oceans, Social Studies, Wildlife Biology
Setting:
in the park

Overview

From tiny mole crabs to giant whales, explore the wildlife of Cape Lookout National Seashore with first-hand research and interactive activities. And, learn how the people of the Outer Banks adapted to and used the wildlife in their environment.

Procedure

Pre-Site Visit Activities

Barrier Island Wildlife Lesson
Introduction to Barrier Islands
Island Ecology 
Activity: Life History Research (library / computer lab)

Whales and Whaling Lesson
Whales of North Carolina
Shore-based Whaling
Activity: Right Whale Life History

On-Site Visit Activities

Barrier Island Wildlife Lesson
Activity: Field Study

Whales and Whaling Lesson
Activity: Whales on the Beach

Post-Site Visit Activities

Barrier Island Wildlife Lesson
Activity: Finding Mole Crabs

Whales and Whaling Lesson
Activity: Whaling Today?