Salamander Lesson Plans--Mississippi

The lesson plans below contain Mississippi curriculum standards that addresses salamanders found along the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.

Primary/Elementary

Kindergarten: KSS--Spotted Salamanders
Summary:
The students will learn that scientists have learned that spotted salamanders protect themselves by having bright spots.

1st grade: 1SS--Spotted Salamanders
Summary:
The students will learn that salamanders lay eggs, and change shape and go through several growth changes on their way to becoming adults.

2nd grade: 2SS--Spotted Salamanders
Summary: The students will learn about the life of a salamander by illustrating a book about the spotted salamander.

3rd and 4th grades: EAT--Across the Trace
Summary:
The students will learn about the life and hardships of the life of the spotted salamander and develop a poster to advertise their plight.

5th grade: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
Summary:
The students will learn about the life and hardships of the life of the spotted salamander, write a short report and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.

 

Middle School

6th-8th grades: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
Summary:
The students will learn about the life and hardships of the life of the spotted salamander, write a short report and develop a poster that will advertise their plight.

 

High School

High School: HSS--Population Estimation: Capture, Mark, and Recapture Method
Summary:
Students will learn how to estimate an animal population and evaluate the results when an unnatural event affects that population.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417
Please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417. The Parkway Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) except December 25. To contact the park's headquarters, call 662-680-4025 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Central Time).

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