published on: 2/28/2003
Contributing Teacher(s): Donna Skillman
Tech Prep/Natural Resources/Agriculture Grade Range: Middle Grades (6-8) Materials Needed: Reference materials listed below Objective:
Grade Range: Middle Grades (6-8)
Materials Needed: Reference materials listed below
- Goal 1.10 apply acquired information, ideas and skills to different contexts as students, workers, citizen
- Goal 2.3 exchange information, questions and ideas while recognizing the perspectives of others
- Goal 3.3 develop and apply strategies based on one’s own experience in preventing or solving problems
- Science 8. Impact of science, technology and human activity on resources and the environment
Time Allowance: 45 to 50 minutes
Description: Students gain an understanding of why we have wetlands and why we should use conservation techniques to assure their continued existence - environment, biology
In participation with Mid Rivers Tech Prep Consortium
This lesson involves learning about Conservation and Wetland Management. Students will gain an understanding of why we have wetlands and why it's important to use Conservation methods to assure their continued existence. What role do we as citizens plan in this along with the Conservation Department?
Determining Prior Knowledge:
- The teacher will question about what Conservation has to do with wetlands and provide a quick review if needed.
- The teacher asks students to provide examples of Conservation practices they might use.
- The teacher then asks students to provide examples of when they might use this knowledge about Conservation in their everyday lives.
- Obtain pamphlets or copy material on Missouri Wetlands
- Obtain pamphlets or copy material on Ted Shanks Wildlife Area.
- Use overhead to view maps of Ted Shanks.
- Make copies of temporary wetland charts.
- Teacher Activities:
- Question students about what Conservation has to do with wetlands and provide a quick review if needed.
- Ask students for examples of Conservation practices they might use.
- Ask students when they might use this knowledge in their everyday lives.
- Student Activities:
- Read material on wetlands and on Ted Shanks Wildlife Area with the teacher.
- Give examples of Conservation practices we use everyday and why they are important.
- After going over material with the teacher, describe some distinct features you might see at Ted Shanks'.
- Go over handout material on setting up an instant wetland.
- Missouri Wetlands, Missouri Department of Conservation, 1993.
- Ted Shanks Wetland Auto Tour, Missouri Department of Conservation, 1991 (outdated, but still useful)
- Project Wet, Curriculum and Activity Guide, The Watercourse and the Council for Environmental Education, 1996.
For additional information contact :
Pike Co. R-III