Lesson Plan

Terrestrial Invertebrate Biodiversity Inventory (Middle School)

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade

Overview

In this lesson students will become familiar with the vocabulary associated with the site lesson.  This unit is broken into three parts including a trip to the park, a preparation activity and a wrap-up activity. 

Objective(s)

1) become familiar with the vocabulary associated with the invertebrate lesson
2) ) understand the biodiversity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
3) recognize that many plants and animals in the park that live only in the Park are known as endemic species
4) learn of the threats that are effecting the plants and animals of the Park
5) learn about several terrestrial invertebrates that students may find during their field trip

Last updated: April 14, 2015