Lesson Plan

"Alligator Hole Eco-Drama"        Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

Alligator

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Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment, Hydrology, Performing Arts
Duration:
60 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors or outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
SC.4.L.17
SC.5.L.17
NS.K-4.3
NS.K-4.6
NS.5-8.3

Overview

The students will be able to: a) describe the wet/dry season of the Everglades/South Florida, b) explain why alligators dig a “gator hole” during the dry season, c) explain why the alligator is sometimes called the “Keeper of the Everglades.”

Background

Our "Wildlife" unit is broken into 16 lesson plans, each taking from 20 minutes to several class periods to complete, and targeted mainly at 4th-6th grade students. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another and are better done in sequence. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.



Additional Resources

http://www.nps.gov/ever/forteachers/4-6-activity-guide.htm



Vocabulary

Habitat, inter-relationships, wet/dry season, adaptations