Aquatic Wildlife And Pollution Essay

962 WordsApr 3, 20124 Pages
Aquatic Wildlife and Pollution  Materials used: Pictures of several types of wildlife (water and land) Markers, crayons, pencils, colour pencils, Paper Garbage bag full of several types of plastic garbage Chart to show litter found outside, which is dangerous, etc. Four extra garbage bags (empty)  The utility of the material used (i.e. why such materials are being used) : To examine all objects to know how & why these objects relate for aquatic wildlife  Project in Detail : What do I want students to know? 1. Students will draw pictures of healthy and hazardous marine and freshwater environments. 2. Students will describe the effects of the pollution of plastics on wildlife. 3. Students will notice the large amount of “plastic litter” in their immediate surroundings. Concepts: Cause and Effect Day 1 ENGAGE - (10 Minutes) Classification, Communicating: I will give students ten to fifteen photographs of several types of wildlife. I will let them work as a group of approximately four to five students. I will tell them to classify the pictures in any way that they can. Then, as a complete group we will look at how the students sorted the pictures and what pictures lie in each group. I will have each group explain how they chose to classify the pictures. We will also discuss what a good environment would be for these animals and what would be harmful. EXPLORE - (20 minutes) Hypothesizing, Classifying : I will tell students that today we will discussing aquatic wildlife. I will hand over to them, in the two groups that they were in for the previous activity, two garbage bags full of plastic items. I will ask students to take out and examine all objects. Then, I will have them discuss, in their groups, how these objects relate to aquatic wildlife. After hearing their responses I will instruct students to sort their plastic
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