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Island Explorers Curriculum Home

 

Unit 4

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Lesson Plan 1

 (Concepts/Objectives)

"A SHORTAGE IN THE SEA"

QUESTION
Are the resources that we use from the ocean unlimited? Can we run out?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
Resources are limited and we must take care in how we use them. Our actions now affect the amount of the resources we will have in the future.

SKILLS

  • Brainstorming
  • Analyzing
  • Problem Solving

OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to:

  • List ways that we use resources from the ocean environment
  • Demonstrate the idea of a limited resource
  • Conceptualize solutions to these problems

TIME NEEDED
One 55 minute class period.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • various candies/crackers or items representing different marine resources (Based on time and availability, any item can be used (paper clips, pencils, candy, crackers, etc.) There should be an uneven number of these "resources" for each group of 4 students, for example, 17, 9, 3, etc.; some number not evenly divisible by 4.
  • Suggestions:
    • Fisheries - gummy fish or goldfish crackers
    • Oil - black licorice
    • Natural gas - blue "flame" gummies
    • Pharmaceuticals - chocolate hearts (red wrapped)
    • Minerals - gold chocolate coins
    • Kelp/seaweed - green sour rings
    • Corals, shells, pearls - jelly-beans
  • Country cards

Printable Country Cards