Lesson Plan

"The Everglades are on Fuego"  Habitat Video: Pine Rocklands

Fire burning in habitats

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Ninth Grade
Subject:
Ecology, Fire Ecology
Duration:
45 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors or outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next Generation FL Sunshine State Standards
SC.D2.2,
S.GC.G.1.2.
SC.G2.2,SS.B.2.2
Keywords:
Wildfire, habitats, Pinelands, Everglades, Prescribed Fire

Overview

The students will be able to distinguish the difference between the four different Everglades ecosystems listed in the key vocabulary- Pine Rocklands, Sawgrass Prairies, Coastal Prairies, Hardwood Hammocks. The students will be able to describe the importance of fire and lightning to the Everglades.


Background

Fire plays an important role in maintaining a healthy balance in many of the Everglades ecosystems. Lightning is a key factor in starting fires in the Everglades.



Additional Resources

Watch the "Pine Rocklands" episode

http://www.nps.gov/ever/photosmultimedia/mountainsandvalleys.htm

 



Vocabulary

pine rockland, prairies, coastal prairies,
hardwood hammock, subtropical, sawgrass,