Lesson Plan

"Where Have You Gone?"          Environment: 4-6 Grade

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Environment
Duration:
45 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors or outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next Generation  FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
SC.5.L.15
SC.4.L.17
SC.6.L.14

Overview

Students will be able to: a) discuss some of the problems that wild animals and plants face from humans, b) list examples of how personal feelings and beliefs can affect situations involving wild organisms, and c) make decisions about a value-related plant/animal issue.

Background

South Florida's national parks are home to sixteen endangered animal species, as well as numerous other species listed as threatened. The National Park Service works to prevent the extinction of these animals by preserving their habitat. Rangers try to learn more about these creatures through scientific study. Humans are the major cause of habitat destruction to the Everglades/South Florida environment. Students need to become aware of our influence on this unique environment. For more information on endangered species, see the "Natural History" section.



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

Endangered, threatened, population, extinction