Unit Plan

Mammals and Ecosystems

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Mammals have unique interactions with their ecosystems. Using a multi-part lesson, learners research local mammals using recommended websites and use their findings to create their own paper ecosystems including appropriate mammals. They wrap up the lesson with a presentation of their ecosystem models.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign specific animals to each individual and create a large ecosystem as a class
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity focuses on mammals in Indiana but can easily adapt to local areas and wildlife conservation in other regions
  • Provide pupils with devices with Internet access for research
  • Emphasizes key scientific vocabulary
  • Includes options for enrichment
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