Grasslands of North America and Africa: 3-5

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Take young ecologists on a trip through the grasslands of North American and Africa with this pair of life science lessons. Engaging students in learning about the plants and animals that call these regions home, this life science resource is a great way to teach about interdependence in ecosystems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include these lessons in an elementary life science unit on ecosystems
  • Use these lessons as a framework for teaching about about other kinds of ecosystems
  • Extend the lesson by asking students to research and compare other grassland ecosystems from around the globe
  • Students creatively apply their learning by designing their very own grasslands plant or animal species
  • Offers extensions and adaptations for each lesson in the series
  • Includes a document that lists the adaptations of different plants and animals found living in grassland ecosystems
  • Provides pictures of plants and animals found in North American and African grasslands for learners to use when creating food chains
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