3. Living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival. As a basis for understanding this concept: • A. Students know ecosystems can be characterized by their living and nonliving components. • B.Students know that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all • C. Students know many plants depend on animals for pollination and seed dispersal, and animals depend on plants for food and shelter • D. Students know that most microorganisms do not cause disease and that many are beneficial.
1. How to use a map and other geographic representations, tools and technologies to acquire, process and report information.
Students will explore the park, and look at all the different species. They will then determine how each species depend on one another. Using a world map, they will plot all the spices they learned about, in their original habitat.
Notebook and pencil Blank world map Water/Food Walking shoes Sunscreen
Explanation of our Science Standard. Ask them different questions on animals and plants. Explain what a species is, and that plant, animals, and even humans depend on one another to survive.
Split the class into small groups of 4-5 students. Students will go on attractions or exhibits that showcase animals, bugs, plants, or other types of species throughout the park. Students need to write down the species, where in the world it is found, and if it depends on another species to survive, or does another species depend on it. At the end, students will put all the species found on a blank world map in their natural habitat. They will color coordinate the species depending on who needs who to survive.