Lesson Plan

“Going… Going… Gone!”            Water: 4-6 Grade

Egret hunting

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Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
Duration:
45 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.15
SC.6.L.14
Keywords:
Everglades, extinction, habitat, Conservation

Overview

The students will be able to: a) list two of the factors involved in the extinction of small populations, and b) differentiate between an individual organism, a species, and a population.

Background

Species become extinct for a variety of reasons. Some are not able to adapt to changes in their environment; others may lose their habitat. Extinction is part of the natural process. Today, however, the rate of extinction is much greater than it has ever been. Human's intervention has led to destruction of habitat and overharvesting of certain species. This can lead to a much more rapid extinction of species than would occur in the natural course of events.

 



Additional Resources

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

http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/techecklist.htm

 

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/southflorida/everglades/endangeredglades.html

 



Vocabulary

Organism, Population, Extinction