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    "Go Back Home" Don't Let It Loose : 5-8th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Conservation, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Sunshine State Standards: 5th: SC.5.L.15, SC.5.L.17 6th: SC.6.L.14 7th: SC.7.L.15, SC.7.L.17 National Science Standards grades 5-8: Life Science: NS.5-8.3 Personal and Social Perspectives: NS.5-8.3
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    "Fishy Business" Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Conservation, Marine Biology
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    "Unwanted Guests" Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Conservation, Environment, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Sunshine State Standards: 5th: SC.5.L.15, SC.5.L.17 6th: SC.6.L.14 7th: SC.7.L.15 National Science Standards grades 5-8: Life Science: NS.5-8.3 Personal and Social Perspectives: NS.5-8.3
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    "Circle Round and Round" Everglades ABCs: Kindergarten

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Earth Science, Environment
    National/State Standards:
    NEXT GENERATION FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS SC.K.L.14 NS.K-4.3 NS.K-4.6
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    "Create an Animal" Wildlife: 4-6th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Art, Biology: Animals, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards SC.F.2.3 SC.G.1.3
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    "The Carbon Budget" Climate Change: 4-6th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physical Science
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards SC.5.L.14.2 SC.5.L.15.1 SS.5.C.2.4 SS.5.C.2.5 LA.5.5.2.2
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    "Greenhouse Gasses" Climate Change: 4-6th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate, Climate Change, Earth Science, Environment, Physical Education
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards SC.5.L.14.2 SC.5.L.15.1 SS.5.C.2.4 SS.5.C.2.5 LA.5.5.2.2
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    "Break the Chain" Don't Let It Loose: 5-8th Grade

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Environment, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Florida Standards: 5th Science: SC.5.L.15, LA.5.1.6.4 6th Science: SC.6.L.14 LA.6.1.6.2, 7th Science: SC.7.L.17 LA.7.1.6.2 8th LA.8.1.6.2, LA.8.1.6.4 5-8th Art: TH.E.1.2