Lesson Plan

"Everglades Most Wanted"        Don't Let it Loose: 5-8 Grade

Burmese Python

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Environment, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
Duration:
45 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Next generation Florida Standards
5th Science: SC.5.L.15, LA/Reading: LA.5.1.6.2
6th Science: SC.6.L.14  LA/Reading: LA.6.1.6.2
7th Science: SC.7.L.17  LA/Reading: LA.7.1.6.2
8th LA/Reading: LA.8.1.6.2, LA.8.1.6.4
Keywords:
Burmese python, invasive species, exotic animals, Exotic Species, Everglades

Overview

Students will be able to define exotic and native species and give an example of each. Students will be able to explain how an exotic species can harm native species or habitats.

Background

Our "Don't let it Loose" unit is broken into seven lesson plans, each taking 45 minutes to 4 classroom periods to complete, and targeted primarily at middle school students. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.



Additional Resources

http://www.nps.gov/ever/forteachers/dlil.htm 

http://www.floridainvasives.org/



Vocabulary

Competition, Exotic Species, Habitat, Native Species