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  • National Park of American Samoa

    Our Treasured Trees

    Our Treasured Trees

    Trees are wonderful, beautiful organisms which comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, smells, and textures. Tropical rainforest contain the greatest diversity of plants in the world, meaning many species of plants grow in a small area. New terms would be introduced, “natural resources” and “renewable resources” Students will view images from slide presentation to help simplify the differences between the two new terms introduced.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Botany, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Biology
  • National Park of American Samoa

    Climate Change: A Warming Planet

    Climate Change: A Warming Planet

    Our world is always changing. Look out your window long enough and you might see the weather change. Look even longer, and you'll see the seasons change. The Earth's climate is changing, too, but in ways that you can't easily see. Round-n-round the Earth goes, where change may happen nobody knows! This program will help students understand the changes occurring in the Earth’s climate, its impact on local ecosystems and help them discover ways to help.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Earth Science, Environment, Physical Science
  • National Park of American Samoa

    An Island Is Born

    An Island Is Born

    Students will learn new geological terms such as tectonic plates, hot spot, and shield volcano. Throughout the activity, students will understand the volcanic processes of building new land. They will also learn two types of volcanoes. (Composite, and Shield volcano), and will be able to tell the difference between the two.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Environment, Geography, Geology
  • National Park of American Samoa

    Marine Wildlife and Harmful Trash

    Marine Wildlife and Harmful Trash

    Students listen to descriptions of marine wildlife and identify marine debris items that could harm them. Students perform an experiment in which they wrap a rubber band around their fingers and across the back of their hand and try to disentangle them. As a class, students discuss their thoughts and reactions and relate to real animals.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Earth Science, Environment, Language Arts, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • National Park of American Samoa

    Harmful Marine Debris

    Harmful Marine Debris

    Students complete a form that requires them to make decisions about how severely different types of marine debris affect animals, people, vessels, and habitat. As a class, results are totaled and analyzed to determine which types of marine debris are most harmful to the different categorizes.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Earth Science, Environment, Reading, Visual Arts, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
  • National Park of American Samoa

    What is a National Park?

    What is a National Park?

    The National Park of American Samoa is one of over 400 units of the National Park Service. This activity helps students explore and understand the various units in the system.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    General
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Environment, Geography, Government, History, Marine Biology, Social Studies, Wilderness
  • National Park of American Samoa

    'Ie Toga (Fine Mat): Samoan Traditions of Weaving

    'Ie Toga (Fine Mat): Samoan Traditions of Weaving

    The giving and receiving of ‘ie tōga (fine mats) is an integral part of Fa’a Samoa (Samoan Way). These fine mats are used for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and the bestowing of chiefly titles. Fine mats have been passed down from generation to generation. These fine mats are as enduring as our Samoan culture. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Plants, Botany, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Language Arts, Social Studies
  • National Park of American Samoa

    Pest Invaders: The Fight to Stay Native

    Pest Invaders: The Fight to Stay Native

    The history of life on islands is a story of invasions. Ever since the high islands of American Samoa rose out of the sea as barren piles of volcanic rock, living things have been making the long and dangerous journey across the Pacific to reach this new land. Until a few thousand years ago, every plant, insect, and bird that lived on our islands was the descendant of a lucky adventurer that had crossed hundreds or thousands of miles of open ocean to establish a new colony here.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology
  • Coral reef and climate change education module homepage.

    This innovative, web-based educational module communicates climate change and coral reef science through inquiry and observation in the Pacific islands. Specifically designed to allow students to choose their experience, the module uses games, videos, and animations to help users observe reef ecosystems and inspire them to develop their own questions. Activities address sustainable fishing, traditional land use practices, and other cultural, natural, and scientific connections to the resources.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    Climate Change, Earth Science, Marine Biology, Regional Studies
    Keywords:
    Corals, coral reefs, climate change, islands, pacific, science, monitoring, culture, acidification, bleaching, Fish
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