Students: - realize that people can harm or protect the food resources animals need to survive - have a mental image of the study site and what animals live there - are curious and have questions about animals and their food - have ideas of how to look for animals and animal signs.
Day 1: A Research Request
Students recieve a request to survey animals and their food resources on a local site, then talk about what they already know and how they could find out more.
Items to help students preview their study site:
- brochures or information that describes the area
- natural artifacts (pine cones, leaves, soil sample, twigs) that help describe the area
- lists, reports or maps that may exist from previous classes
See Lesson Resources below for further details.
- Research Request (pdf, 179 KB)