Everglades Curriculum Materials
Students will research the most wanted invasive species in the...
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Students see how melting ice-sheets far away is raising sea level in...
Students will create their own camouflaged critter to observe the...
The natural food chain within a habitat is finely tuned. For any species to survive within a habitat four components are needed: food, water, shelter, and space. Exotic species can take these components away from native species.
Students will examine the effect of exotic species on an ecosystem by role-playing both a healthy food chain and one that has been impacted by Mayan cichlids. Students will also be able to discuss a basic food chain, define and give examples of exotic species, and discuss how exotic species can disrupt a food chain.
Everglades is home to many species of animals, fifteen of which are considered endangered. The invasion of exotic species is a threat to native species. Removing exotics from the Everglades is expensive and not always successful.
Students will be able to name three different cycles that occur in the Everglades. Students will be able to name at least three different Everglades plants and or animals and explain which cycles affect them and how.
Students will "win' pieces of animals by answering trivia questions about animal’s classification and adaptations. When every group has a “head” “body” and “feet” section of animal, groups will complete a worksheet and draw their new animal and present it to the class.
Students use math, visual and auditory techniques to demonstrate that the amount of carbon being added to the atmosphere by humans is more than what the planet is removing. This activity can use different learning styles to demonstrate the 2008 global carbon budget. Show that the imbalance of a yearly extra four billion tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the fundamental cause of climate change.
This is an active, running game. Students will be able to show how infra-red radiation is trapped by greenhouse gasses. Students will understand what happens to the temperature of the planet if more greenhouse gasses are put into the atmosphere.
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.