Prairie Trunk - Detroit Lakes

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Learning Kit
Exhibit/Display
Abstract: 

This Prairie themed trunk includes several hands-on educational materials and activities. Information on prairie wildlife including the bison and native tall grass plant species. Video, posters, books, bison costume and other visual tools for educating about prairies.

Pick up only. Reserve the trunk by calling the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District at 218-847-4431.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
habitat
niche
ecosystem
population

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES PreK-2:
A-2 Social systems and natural systems may not continue to function if some of their parts are missing.
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:
3.I.B.1 - The student will ask questions about the natural world that can be investigated scientifically.

3.IV.C.2 - The student will know that changes in habitat can be beneficial or harmful to an organism.

4.I.A.1 - The student will explore the uses and effects of science in our interaction with the natural world.

4.III.A.1- The student will identify and investigate environmental issues and potential solutions.

5.IV.E.1 - The student will recognize that individuals of some species differ in their characteristics and that sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

5.IV.E.2- The student will recognize that extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient to allow its survival.

5.IV.F.2- The student will use food webs to describe the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem in Minnesota.

5.IV.F.3- The student will recognize that organisms are growing, dying and decaying, and that their matter is recycled.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
4-8.II.G.4- Students will identify and describe significant land use changes in Minnesota, issues related to land use, and analyze the impact of those changes and issues.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
Topic Areas: 
Prairies
Wildlife
Conservation
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

US Fish & Wildlife Service
Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
26624 North Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
PH. 218-847-4431
detroitlakes@fws.gov

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