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Lesson Plan 2

 (Concepts/Objectives)

"KELP FOREST READING AREA"

QUESTION
What makes up a kelp forest environment?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
The kelp forest is a unique habitat supporting many organisms.

SKILLS

  • Designing
  • Planning
  • Conceptualizing
  • Measuring

METHODS
Students will create a "kelp forest reading center" in order to learn about the ecosystem of a kelp forest.

OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to create a walk-through kelp forest in the classroom.

TIME NEEDED
3 to 5 class periods

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Rope
  • Green trash bags
  • Thin wire
  • Glue
  • Small Styrofoam balls (optional)
  • Thin rope or green yarn
  • 2 or 3 rocks (as many rocks as kelp plants)