In this lesson, students will learn some basic aquatic and upland plant identification, as well as the importance of plants for fisheries habitat, water quality, and shoreline protection. Rules and regulations of aquatic plant control will also be discussed.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
cause and effect
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 9-12(adult):
D-2 Interaction between social and natural systems is defined by their boundaries, relation to other systems, and expected inputs and outputs.
D-3 Feedback of output from some parts of a managed social or natural system can be used to bring it closer to desired results.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.III.A.1 - The student will identify and research an environmental issue and evaluate its impact.
9-12.IV.B.2 - The student will recognize that organisms have both innate and learned behavioral responses to internal and external stimuli, including the tropic responses in plants.
9-12.IV.C.2 - The student will explain how adaptations of species and co-evolution with other species are related to success in an ecosystem.
Posted by Natural Innovations
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
Mandy LaZella Erickson, Fisheries Specialist
14583 County Highway 10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501