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Saving Habitat

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students pick an animal native to Maryland and research how populations of that animal might be affected by land use changes over the past thirty years. They predict population trends for the next thirty years.
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Survival

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners identify characteristics of Australia, Africa and Antarctica and compare and contrast them to each other. They work together to identify adaptations that animals have used to survive. They also practice classifying animals.
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The Birds and the Bees, and the Flowers and the Trees

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the roles in which animals play in the pollination of plants. They recognize that flowers have male and female sexes. Students describe cross pollination and propose reasons for cross pollination through narration of a...
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Amazing Aussie Animals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to Australian animals through a PowerPoint presentation. They choose an animal of interest and conduct in-depth research using several websites. They design a presentation with their findings.
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Horses

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students discuss the importance of the horse as a "beast of burden" animal in Japanese culture and create a legend, myth or tall tale set in Japan with a horse as the central character.
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Endangered Species Furniture Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work in groups to research an endangered species. They then refinish and paint a piece of furniture and incorporate facts and references about the animal they have researched.
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"Save the ________"

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine and identify the wildlife that is natural to Florida. Using the internet, they research a plant, animal or area that needs protecting. They write an essay on their point of view and make posters and flyers promoting...
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Using SWMP Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the SWMP system which tracks short-and long-term changes in water. Using this data, they plot and interpret the data on a graph to determine how human activities are lowering the water quality. They also...
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The Flights Of The Phoenix

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students investigate the use of the Phoenix in Japanese and Chinese art while making connections to the use of the Phoenix in the book Fahrenheit 451. This lesson can be adapted for grades 8 through 11 but was originally for 8th grade...
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Animals in Japan

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students compare and contrast common animals children love and have as pets in Japan and America in this early elementary lesson. The culminating project is an original work of art by each student depicting an animal of their choice.
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Critical Review for Radio

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students will produce a short radio feature about a favorite entertainer or group, consisting of 45 seconds to one minute of copy and one-to-two minutes of music "clips." In writing this copy, they will use a modified prewriting...
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You Belong in the Zoo Project - Using HyperStudio

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the diversity of living organisms. They research an animal found in the zoo and plans a 10-card HyperStudio project about his/her organism.
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American Folktales

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read and interpret an American Folktale. Students create their own folktale about Indiana. Students use digital cameras and clipart from the computer to create a photo story. Students present their animated folktales to...
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Animals and Their Needs

For Teachers K
Students identify the characteristics of living things and examine objects to see if they are living. They identify the needs of living things, in particular of animals and animal babies. They discuss how to care for pets.
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Procedure Movies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students record classroom procedures and use iMovie to edit their movies. Audio tracks are then added to the movies to enhance the action. Lesson alternatives and extensions are provided.
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Arabian Camel or Dromedary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this camel worksheet, learners study the diagram for an Arabian camel otherwise known as a dromedary. Students read the characteristics of the animal and may click on associated links to learn more.

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