Lesson Plans

Ecosystem Benefits - Science (Wildlife, Biodiversity) or Social Studies

SEMESTER: Anytime.
RELATED READING:



The Lorax

by Dr. Seuss

The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein

A Log's Life

by Wendy Pfeffer,


DAY ONE:

DAY TWO:

  • READ the Lorax by Dr. Seuss - discuss the book and the symbolism in "The Lorax..."
    Set up a "Save the Truffula Trees" foundation.

DAY THREE:

  • REFERENCE BOOK: "Log's Life" by Wendy Pfeffer
  • ACTIVITY - choose a group of plants/animals. Copy them onto a page to create a food chain, and show how, in the sequence, they live on or off the next animal in a circle. Draw arrows between the groups all going in the same direction.

DAY FOUR:

  • ACTIVITY - Current events research on local forests in general and/or rainforests, their environmental impact and the status.

DAY FIVE:

  • PREPARATION: Have each child choose a rainforest food to bring into class at the end of the week.
    ACTIVITY - have a rainforest feast including all foods that are products of the rainforest.