Lesson Plan

Biological Biography

Big Horn Sheep in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Sixth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Biology
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
National Curriculum Standards: 4-LS1; 5-LS2; MS-LS1; MS-LS2; ELA standards grades 4-5
Keywords:
ecology, animals, plants, writing, research

Overview

Learn more about the plants and animals you can find in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Students will research an organism and report on its adaptations and connections within its ecosystem.

Objective(s)

Students will be able to name at least one plant or animal found in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Students will also explain how their organism survives in the ecosystem(s) of the park, and identify ways other organisms are linked to their own.

Background

Although known for its large animals like bison, elk and bighorn sheep, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is home to hundreds of different plants and animals. All of these organisms live together in the habitats which comprise the North Dakota Badlands, and all of them depend upon each other for survival. This lesson will introduce your students to an organism found within the park, and help them to understand the connections between organisms within an ecosystem.

Procedure

Vocabulary

Habitat; Adaptation; Ecosystem; Organism