Wildlife in Utah

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  • 1. Wildlife in Utah
  • 2. Introduction Wild animals can be found living in various habitat’s on our planet. Habitats are areas that a specific animal’s live in. Most animals are only adapted to live in one or two types of habitats. For example, a salt water fish could not live in a fresh water pond and a snake could not live in the Antarctic. Some animals migrate to warmer habitats during the spring and fall where there is more food. Utah has three different habitat’s desert, forest, and wetland each habitat has different animals living in them. Your job as a Conservationist is to find a way to preserve one of the animal species found in Utah to prevent the animal from becoming extinct. Intro Task Process Animal’s Conclusion
  • 3. Task Intro Your duty will be to research one of the animals found in Utah so that you can prevent the species from becoming Task extinct. Many animal species are dying off because of humans. When the last animal dies the species becomes Process extinct never to be found on our planet again. Your results will be used to let others know what needs to be done in order to protect these animals so that they can thrive on our Animal’s planet. As a conservationist you will discover how this animal lives and learn about the habitat or habitat’s in Utah Conclusion this animal can live in so that we can set aside some land for these amazing animals.
  • 4. Process • You have been divided into pairs and have picked the animal you will research. • You have formed hypothesis’s about the animal by filling out the worksheet given to you in class. • By using this web quests you will be able to learn about your animal and it’s habitat. • You will use this information to fill out your concept map about your animal and a Venn Diagram about the habitat’s found in Utah. Click here to look at the rubric which will tell you what you are required to do for this assignment. • After using this web quest you will discuss the habitat or habitat’s that can support your animal by using the information on your concept map and Venn Diagram with your partner. • Click here to begin your research. Intro Task Process Animal’s Conclusion
  • 5. Habitat’s in Utah Now that you have learned about one of the animals it is time for you to determine what habitat/s can support the animal in Utah. There are three habitat’s found in Utah these are the desert, forest and wetlands. Click on the images below to find out about each of these habitat’s. You will need to use this information to determine where the animal can live in Utah. A Venn Diagram with the three Intro habitats listed will be provided for you to use when gathering this information. Task Wet Lands Forest Deserts Process Animal’s Conclusion
  • 6. Click on your animal to begin! Main Menu
  • 7. The Beaver Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 8. The Short Eared Owl Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 9. Raccoon Click on one of the four animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 10. Black Bear Main Menu Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal.
  • 11. Coyote Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 12. Mountain Lion Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 13. Mountain Goats Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here Main when you are done Menu researching your animal.
  • 14. Click on one of the Grizzly Bear three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 15. Grey Wolf Click on one of the three Main animals to begin. Click here when you are done Menu researching your animal.
  • 16. Red Fox Main Menu Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal.
  • 17. Rattle Snake Main Menu Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal.
  • 18. Bald Bald Eagles Eagle Click on one of the three animals to begin. Click here when you are done researching your animal. Main Menu
  • 19. Rubric for Both Lessons Main 4 3 2 1 Menu Concept Map Showed full understanding your animal and the Showed some understanding Showed minimal Did not seem to understand of your animal and the understanding of your animal your animal or the subtopics, & Venn Diagram subtopics of that animal, as well as full understanding of subtopics, as well as the and its subtopics, as well as as well as the habitat’s in habitat’s found in Utah the habitat’s found in Utah. Utah the habitat’s found in Utah Preparedness Student obviously made full Student seemed to have Student used very little Student used no internet use of the internet and used the internet, however internet sources. sources. websites provided. not to its fullest potential. The writer has not tried to Creative Paper The writer seems to be writing from knowledge or The writer seems to be drawing on knowledge or The writer relates some of his transform the information in a person way. The ideas and own knowledge or experience about the animal experience, but there is some the way they are expressed experience, but it was not as and it’s habitat. The paper lack of ownership of the topic. lacked creativity. Did not creatively written. was written very creatively It was creative. draw on knowledge of the animal or its habitat. Model Habitat Unique and accurate design, construction showed a great Mostly accurate design, showed a good Some what accurate design, showed an understanding of Design of habitat did not show an understanding of the understanding of the habitat understanding of the habitat the habitat and the animal. habitat and the animal. and the animal. the animal.