Lesson Plan

Interdependence 5th Grade (Tennessee)

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade
weather, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, interdependence, air pollution


Students will be introduced to the interdependence between the climate and biodiversity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Program will include various ways to discover how life cycles work together to make a sustainable ecosystem. This full packet contains pre and post field trip lessons and maps to field trip locations in Tennessee.


1) students will use observation skills to take basic weather measurements.
2) students will be able to explain how air pollution impacts the Smokies
3) students will be able to explain how one type of air pollution is created