Wetlands Trunk - Detroit Lakes

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

This wetland themed truck has a variety of hands-on educational materials and lesson plans. It includes visual examples of wetland functions, beaver pelt & skull, beaver adaptations activity and informational posters. Videos including Bill Nye the Science Guy's "Wetlands". Grades 3-6.
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, 3-5:
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.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
Topic Areas: 
Wetlands
Wildlife
Water
Conservation
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Teachers
Citizen and Youth Groups
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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