Activity #3: Sea Otter Census
1. Read Student Resource #1: Otter History
2. Create Otter History Timeline
3. Timeline Presentations
4. Read Student Resource #2: Keystone Predators of Glacier Bay and #3: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
5. Student Debate
6. The Science Text
Give students some examples of science texts for younger grades to help them determine:
Now, challenge them to work together to create their textbook entry on Glacier Bay's sea otters. Include questions to help their audience think about the information and the otters' future. For the teacher they must include answers to the questions and predictions about what might happen to Glacier Bay's otters over time.
Did You Know?
Instead of vocalizing to attract females, common snipe males have another method of drawing the attention of a potential mate. They spread their tail feathers diving downward. Air vibrates through the tail feathers creating an attractive, winnowing sound.