Sucker Creek Preserve Tour- Middle School

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
EE Site
Field Trip/Tour
Guide
Resource Person
Abstract: 

After completing this activity, students will be able to have a better understanding about:
-Water in earth systems globally and what it has to do with MN
-Geological process of our area and how water affects it
-Rocks and minerals in MN and identification
-Geological history of our state or area
-Water process effects in MN-good or bad

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
change and constancy
ecosystems
geomorphism
knowledge

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8:
Grades 6 - 8
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.IV.C.3 - The student will define an ecosystem as all populations living together and the physical factors with which they interact.

7.IV.C.4 - The student will explain the factors that affect the number and types of organisms an ecosystem can support, including available resources, abiotic and biotic factors and disease.

8.III.A.3 - The student will describe the various processes and interactions of the rock cycle.

8.III.A.5 - The student will recogize that constructive and destructive Earth processes can affect the evidence of Earth's history.

9-12.III.A.3 - The student will illustrate how biological processes have played significant roles in determining the character of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere over time.

9-12.III.A.6 - The student will describe the rock cycle and compare and contrast the processes responsible for the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Pelican River Watershed District
Topic Areas: 
Geology
Minerals
Water
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
Yes
Season: 
Fall preferably
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Pelican River Watershed District
Denise Baer
PO Box 1043, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
(218)846-0436
dbaer@lakesnet.net
www.prwd.org

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