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  31.   Overview
...o Program's List of Lesson Plans General Overview Sample Schedule Unit Overview 1. Introductional Purpose of National Parks 2. Background Skills and Techniques 3. Setting up the Study Plot/Collecting Data 4. Analyzing the Data 5. Graphing Techniques and Final Report Activities Resources Alien Plant Invasion: A Field Study Project at Saguaro National Park by Maryann Carpenter Overview This unit of lessons is designed to bring scientific process skills and current research into the high school classroom. The unit revolves around the question: how extensive is the alien plant invasion in the King's Canyon Wash area? Kings Ca...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  32.   Healthy Ecosystems
Exotic Invasive Plant Species of Southern Appalachia Lesson Plans LESSON 1: HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS Duration: Three to four 45-minute class periods Background information: A healthy ecosystem consists of native plant and animal populations interacting in balance with each other and non-living things (for example, water and rocks)....
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  33.   Campus/Community Weed Pull
Exotic Invasive Plant Species of Southern Appalachia Lesson Plans LESSON 13: CAMPUS/COMMUNITY WEED PULL Duration: Two 45-minute class periods Background information: (Repeated from lesson 12): Most plants can be identified by common characteristics such as leaf shape and color. Monocots (plants with one emergent sprout leaf)...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  34.   Forest Management Dilemmas
...in, seral stage, stands, suppression ? Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives - Risks and benefits. TIME 3-50 minute class periods over several days MATERIALS Large cards labeled "YES" and "NO,"; Dilemma Background Sheets (following pages), newspaper and magazine articles on the specific issues. OPTIONAL: masking tape. Forest Management Dilemmas Visit "America's Rain Forests" - http://rainforests.pwnet.org 1 Prince William Network's Rain Forests BACKGROUND Just as forests are complex, so is the process of managing them. The purpose of this activity is to encourage students to obtain information be...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  35.   Forests for People
.... In 2002, the Forest Service identified four 'threats' that imperil the nation's precious National Forests. Keeping America's forests and grasslands healthy requires restoring and rehabilitating damaged areas to: (1) prevent severe wildfires, (2) stop the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species, (3) reduce the conversion of forest and grasslands that leads to fragmentation of rural landscapes through subdivision, and (4) manage impacts of motorized recreation vehicles by restricting use to designated roads and trails. For more information about these issues, visit the Forest Service website at http://...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  36.   How Do Populations Grow?
...Once you have completed this lesson you should be able to: 1. Define population, exponential growth, carrying capacity, population crash, S curve, J curve, ecosystem. 2. Describe how populations grow and how the carrying capacity of an environment controls the growth of populations. 3. Describe how invasive species can affect the balance of ecosystems. Background Ecologists study the size and rate of growth of populations in order to predict how they will change with time. By learning how and why a population of birds, plants, or fish thrives or dies out in a particular area, ecologists can understand the delicate balance...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  37.   Biogeography
...a (science 4a) TSW compile a flip book that reconstructs the formation of Pangea (science 4a) Materials: do- now notebook, pencil, pangea activity, pangea flip book, construction paper, markers, colored pencils Set: (3 minutes) Procedure: TTW lecture on biogeography for about (15 minutes) Different species live in different parts of the world the study of where animals live is called biogeography Greek word: bio= life, geo= earth, graph= description biogeographers not only describe where living things are found on earth, but also study how these species spread into different parts of the world One factor that that has aff...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  38.   Finger Lakes Institute :: Science on Seneca : Teacher Center - Dissolved Oxygen Teacher Guide
...andling How to Register How to Get Here Lesson Plans SOS Manual Sheila Myers Education Coordinator 601 S. Main Street Geneva, NY 14456 smyers@hws.edu (315) 781-4380 Barb Halfman SOS Coordinator 601 South Main Street Geneva, NY 14456 bhalfman@hws.edu (315) 781-3606 Teachers Guide to Impact of Exotic Species on Lake Ecology Lesson Introduction Lesson Outcomes Lesson Objectives Student Activity References Lesson Introduction Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) Zebra mussels, a European species, were first discovered in Lake St. Clair (Detroit) in June 1988 and brought into the U.S. accidentally through the ballast water of...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  39.   Ecology: Diversity and Interdependence
...gy 6. Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. a. Know biodiversity is the sum total of different kinds of organisms and is affected by alterations of habitats. ? b. Analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate, human activity, introduction of nonnative species, or changes in population size. c. Know how fluctuations in population size in an ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death. ? e. A vital part of an ecosystem is the stability of its producers and decomposers Prerequisites Knowledge: Ecology Trophic Levels Skills: Use o...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  40.   Biodiversity – Who Cares?
Biodiversity - Who Cares? Chicago River Classroom Activity Summary Students play a game that demonstrates why having a rich variety of life is important to the survival of ecosystems and how invasive species are threatening local biodiversity. Grade Level: 6 -12th Duration: One class period th Objectives: Background Biodiversity is defined as the variety of all life. It includes all the genes, species and habitats in a given area. Across the world, and right here in the Chicago River watershed, we are losing bi...
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    Grade Level: 6-8


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