Lesson Plan

"Mangrove Propagule Lab"        Habitat Video: Florida Bay

Mangrove roots

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Fifth Grade
Subject:
Aquatic Studies, Biology: Plants, Botany
Duration:
45 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors or outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards:
SC.5.N.1.1; SC.5.P.8.1; SC.3.L.14.2
Keywords:
habitat, mangrove, earth science, ecology

Overview

Students will use science tools (graduated cylinder, metric stick, balance scale, weigh scale) to measure and record physical data about mangrove propagules. They will compare data with other students.


Objective(s)

The students will be able to compare results of experiments and other types of investigations, experiment with properties of matter, and discuss plant structure and function.

 



Background

Discuss with students the environmental importance of mangrove habitats.

Discuss with students the physical properties of mangrove propagules.

Discuss with students the life cycle of plants.

 



Additional Resources

Watch the "Florida Bay" episode

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

 



Vocabulary

mangrove, propagule, graduated
cylinder, metric stick, volume, circumference,
length, balance scale, weight, mass