Lesson Plan

"Break the Chain"                    Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Environment, Wildlife Management
45 mins
Group Size:
Up to 36
indoors or outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next Generation Florida Standards:
5th Science: SC.5.L.15,  LA.
6th Science: SC.6.L.14  LA.,
7th Science: SC.7.L.17  LA. 
8th LA., LA.
5-8th Art: TH.E.1.2


The students will be able to define and give an example of a food chain. Define exotic and native species and give examples of each. Explain how an exotic species can harm native species or habitats.


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.


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Competition, Food Chain, Exotic, Native