Lesson Plans

Habitat Dynamics
Virginia Poole
West Texas Elementary School
Stinnett, Texas

Being a good steward of the environment should be a lifelong goal. Students learn the first step in good stewardship by creating a wildlife habitat in the school courtyard or on school grounds to study ecology. Cooperative groups of students observe and record data from interactions between organisms and their environment. This natural community gives students an opportunity to use scientific process skills. Students will develop an ecological interactive diary, measure the growth of a population of organisms, and study the effects of abiotic factors. Students continue observations and data collection to confirm or disprove the prediction that consumption of seed decreased with the advent of the fall seed production.

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Elementary Level

Seaside Science
Rhonda C. Bajalia

The Big Hand Challenge
Aida Fraser-Hammer

Habitat Dynamics
Virginia Poole

Math Hunt
Kathy S. Price

Formula for Fitness
Shawna R. Smith

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