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    "Create a Food Chain" Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

    The student will be able to: a) define common terms used in the study of ecosystems, i.e., organism, food chain, food web, and inter-relationships; b) compare and contrast characteristics of the natural Everglades/South Florida with the urban environment in which they live

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS LA.4.1.6.1 SC.4.L.17 LA.5.1.6.1 SC.5.L.17 LA.6.1.6.1 SC.6.L.14 NS.K-4.3 NS.K-4.6 NS.5-8.3
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    "We're Sponging Off the Everglades" Water: 4-6 Grade

    Students will learn about the interconnections between our actions and the water we receive and use straight from the aquifer that lays beneath the Everglades. Prepare to get wet !

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Entrepreneurs, Hydrology, Marine Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.4.L.17 SC.5.L.15 SC.6.L.14
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    "Rainy Season in Three Cups" Water: 4-6 Grade

    Students will learn where the water that sustains the Everglades originates, and how the flow of water through the K-O-E watershed sustains Florida Bay as well.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Environment, Geography, Hydrology
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.4.L.17 SC.5.L.15 SC.6.L.14
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    “Survival: Risky Business” Wildlife 4-6 Grade

    “Survival: Risky Business”          Wildlife 4-6 Grade

    Students will receive an endangered or extinct mystery animal card taped to their backs. They must use critical thinking skills to ask the right questions and discover the identity of their mystery animal. They will discuss what it means to be extinct or endangered and ways they can help those animals that are threatened with extinction.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Conservation
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.4.L.17 SC.5.L.17
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    “And Then There Were None” Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    “And Then There Were None”     Wildlife: 4-6 Grade

    Groups of students will receive a species identity as well as population cards to represent their abundance in nature. The teacher will then read out scenarios that disrupt different species populations. As the students’ species is affected they lose population cards. Students will discover the many ways in which human actions affect the natural world.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Conservation, Environment
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.4.L.17 SC.5.L.17 SC.6.L.14
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    "What's So Special?" Environment: 4-6 Grade

    Students will draw a favorite plant, animal, or activity common to the Everglades environment and explain, in writing, the reason they chose it. This will help students recognize and identify one valuable aspect of a national park’s environment, and draw conclusions as to why they value that aspect of the environment.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Environment, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS LA.4.3.1.1 LA.5.3.1.1 LA.6.3.1.1
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    "Park Vocabulary" National Parks: 4-6 Grade

    Students will build on previous vocabulary pertaining to National Parks, while also thinking about the deeper meaning of what these words entail.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Language Arts
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS LA.4.1.6.4 LA.4.1.6.5 LA.5.1.6.4 LA.5.1.6.5 LA.6.1.6.4 LA.6.1.6.5
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    "Habitat Hunt" National Parks: 4-6 Grade

    Students will learn about 5 habitats in Everglades national park: the cypress slough, sawgrass prairie, pineland, mangrove estuary, and hardwood hammock, and learn each habitat’s characteristic plant and animal life.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology, Environment
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS LA.4.1.6.5 LA.5.1.6.5 LA.6.1.6.5
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    "Pineland Invaders" Plant: 4-6 Grade

    Fire plays an important role maintaining South Florida ecosystems. Some habitats are fire-adapted and require periodic fires to survive, while other habitats cannot survive fires. Pinelands are a South Florida habitat that require habitat to maintain its features and hammocks are habitats that do not require fire to survive. Students will be able to show and/or hypothesize about the relationship between fire and the plants in the hammock and the pinelands.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology, Fire Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.4.L.17 SC.5.L.15 SC.6.L.14
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    "Hurry for a Habitat" National Parks: 4-6 Grade

    An active game where students have the opportunity to locate various plants and animals and match them to their habitat, while learning why certain plants and animals are found in one or more habitats.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.4.L.17 SC.5.L.17 SC.6.L.14