Activity #2-Field Guide to Glacier Bay Seabirds
1. Taxonomy Discussion
Answers: Answers will vary according to the students' experience and knowledge. In your discussion, point out that scientists have identified more than 2.5 million species of organisms on Earth and more are being found every day. The only way to study this incredible diversity is to divide it into small, manageable groups - the biological taxonomy. The taxonomy also allows scientists to assign a unique name to each of the millions of Earth species.
2. Seabird Orders
3. Divide Class Into Groups by Orders
5. Create Field Guide The groups will work together to use their information to create an illustrated field guide highlighting the area's seabirds.
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Did You Know?
John Muir, beloved naturalist and father of Yosemite National Park, came to Glacier Bay in 1879 to find direct evidence of the presence of glaciers. He believed that Yosemite had been carved by glacier and was able to validate his hypothesis with what he saw in Glacier Bay.