Animal Adaptations: Beavers & their habitat

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Field Trip/Tour
Speaker
Program
Abstract: 

This Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge fieldtrip includes a nature walk through active beaver habitat, an educational beaver video, and an interactive program on beaver adaptations. Students will also record measurements of cut trees, this data will be available for later classroom use. The visitor center includes hands-on exhibits of the species and habitat native to the area, including a replica beaver and lodge for close up viewing. For grades 3-5.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Ecosystem
Habitat
Niche
Species

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5:
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B- 2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Grade 3 - IV. Life Science, B. Diversity of Organisms. The Students will recognize that plants and animals have different structures that serve various functions.
Grade 4 - IV. Life Science, B. Diversity of Organisms. The student will know that living things can be sorted into groups in many ways according to their varied characteristics, structures and behaviors.
Grade 4 - IV Life Science, E. Biological Populations Change Over Time, The student will know that biological populations change over time.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Grade 3 - I. US History. C. Many Peoples and Cultures meet in the Making of North America.
Grade 4, 5 - I. US History. A. Pre-history through 1607. The student will understand that large and diverse American Indian Nations were the original inhabitants of North America.
II. Minnesota History. B. Contact and Fur Trade 1600 - 1810. The student will demonstrate knowledge of early explorers and fur traders in Minnesota and the impact of the fur trade on both European and Native societies.

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NI3
NI4
NI5

Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
Topic Areas: 
Habitat
Natural Sciences
Wildlife
Wetlands
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
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