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  21.   The First Thanksgiving
...However winter was coming and many Pilgrims were becoming sick and their food was growing scarce. Time was running out. The search party ultimately found the area they were looking for, Plymouth. Plymouth had been mapped out by a man named John Smith in an earlier voyage. Plymouth was the site of a deserted Indian village that had cleared fields and several fresh water streams. The small group returned to the Mayflower after a harrowing trip that included several encounters with Indians and near-miss shipwreck. On December 16, 1620 the Mayflower sailed to Plymouth. Plymouth ? a.k.a. Pawtuxet The Pawtuxet Indians had lived i...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  22.   Living Fossils
...animals have survived. 3. To help students address that problem, discuss the more accepted scientific theories about why dinosaurs became extinct, or died out. Theories include increased volcanic activity; gradual climate change; an asteroid, meteor, or comet hitting Earth; changes in the types of vegetation available; and the arrival of new predators. Discuss each of these theories. Make sure that students understand how each could have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. For example, a change of climate could have led to a change in vegetation, making it impossible for plant-eating dinosaurs to find food. Or a change...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  23.   Habitats Of The World
...oup will be given a specific assignment that will require the group to show how the animals in the assigned habitat are adapted for life there. 2. On the chalkboard, write the names of the different habitats students will investigate: grasslands (or savanna), temperate forest, tropical rain forest, desert, polar ice, tidepools. Then divide your class into six groups, assigning each group one of those habitats to research. Following are specific assignments for each group. 3. Grasslands (savanna): Research the speeds of animals that live in the African grasslands. Project: Create a display that compares the different speeds...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  24.   U.S. Geography: The West
...dents to choose their own parks, but make sure that all seven parks are covered by the class. Students' brochures should be creative but must include the following: General overview of the park, including its location Park history Description of unique geological features Description of animals and vegetation found in the park Things to do and see in the park Park hours and fees Illustrations or photographs Give students time in class to begin researching parks and working on their travel brochures. Have them finish the brochures as homework. Students may use travel magazines, atlases and other library resources, and the In...
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  25.   Elements of Biology: Biomes
...es such as atlases and encyclopedias Newsprint and markers Large outline of a world map Colored pencils Procedures Begin the lesson by having students watch the program entitled Elements of Biology: Biomes. Tell them to focus on the following segments: "Tundra and Taiga," "The Temperate Zone," and "Deserts and Tropics." After watching, hold a brief discussion about biomes. Make sure students understand that a biome is a major ecological community that includes ecosystems with similar climates and organisms. Then make a class list of the world's major biomes. The list should include the following biomes: tundra taiga deciduo...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  26.   Aquatic Habitats
...s with students the definition of the term wastewater. Make sure they understand that wastewater includes not only water we dispose of after washing clothes or dishes or flushing the toilet but also water used by various industries. For example, water is used to refine gasoline, to clean fruits and vegetables before canning or freezing, to air-condition factories, and to cool the steam used in producing electric power. Most of the water used by industry is piped back to the rivers or lakes from which it is taken. 2. Make sure students understand that most wastewater is disposed of through sewage systems after being treated...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  27.   Animals Around Us
Objectives Students will Learn and understand the term habitat. Discover that forests, deserts, wetlands, and grasslands are unique and separate habitats. Identify animals that live in four different environments. Materials Animals Around Us video Crayons White construction paper, 1 sheet per student Magazines, nature calendars and other print resources with photographs of desert, forest, wetlands, and prairie envi...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  28.   Africa: Its People And Places
...the following locales, on the one area in Africa they would most like to visit: The banks of the Nile River, somewhere along its length from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea The grasslands, inhabited by elephants, zebras, antelopes, lions, and cheetahs Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania The Sahara Desert Areas of Kenya or Gabon on the equator 2. Ask the students to help you list all the kinds of arrangements that they must make before leaving home if they want to have a successful and satisfying trip to this one area of Africa. The goal is to encourage students to realize that they must consider at least the following issu...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  29.   Tree of Life
...is reserved for pigs. The pigs, similar to wild boars, are very important socially; they are used to honor the dead and to secure a wife. This tribe is known for their funerary rites, which sometimes last up to a year. The heads of the deceased are reconstructed using clay, spider webs, bamboo, and vegetable fibers. Kraho (#4) Near the Tocantis River in Brasilia, in rectangular huts covered with straw, live the Kraho, one of the many tribes of Central Brazil. Trunk races are their daily sport. Two teams of young men get together outside the village and each team cuts down a Buriti palm trunk weighing at least thirty pounds....
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  30.   Planet of Plenty
...made up of three components: genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecologi- cal diversity. Genetic diversity is the variability in the genetic makeup among individuals within a single species. Species diversity is the variety of species on Earth. Ecological diversity is the variety of forests, deserts, grasslands, streams, lakes, oceans, and other biological communities that interact with one another and with their nonliving environments. Biologists estimate that Earth's current biodiversity consists of 40 to 80 million different species, each having variations in its genetic makeup and living in a variety of biologica...
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