- Grade Level:
- Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
- Science,Social Studies
- State Standards:
- Next Generation Science Standards
3rd - 5th (Elementary)
6th - 8th (Middle School)
3rd – 7th
Earth Science, Ecology
What level of responsibility do humans have to mitigate their impact on the environment?
Condor's Flight presents the story of the endangered California condor. Students will learn about the ecological principles of adaptation and survival and consider the role society plays in conservation efforts.
Students will be able to:
- Give evidence of both natural and anthropocentric causes of the California Condor’s decline.
- Define adaptation and provide 2 –3 examples.
- Debate whether humans should dedicate efforts to save the California Condor .
Next Generation Science Standards
3rd – 5th (Elementary)
- 3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem cause when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
6th – 7th (Middle School)
- MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
- MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
- Stability and Change - Small changes in one part of a system might cause large changes in another part.
- Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World - Scientific knowledge can describe the consequences of actions but does not necessarily prescribe the decisions that society takes.
Last updated: March 23, 2021