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Island Explorers Curriculum Home

 

Unit 4

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Concepts/Objectives | Vocabulary/Background | Activity | Extension

 

Lesson Plan 3

 (Concepts/Objectives)

"EXTINCTION IS FOREVER"

SEQUENCE: Students should have an understanding of the concept of toxins. For lesson that deals with this subject, please see the activity "Toxins in the Marine Environment."

QUESTION
What are some of the reasons that animals become extinct and what are some of the results of extinction? How would it feel to be the last of your kind?

UNDERLYING CONCEPT
Human actions affect the ecosystem in many ways, some have permanent affects on other species. It is important to understand the finality of extinction, and our impact on other species.

SKILLS

  • Interpretation
  • Predicting

OBJECTIVES
Students will be able to:

  • Postulate what it would be like to be the last animal of its kind
  • Describe their interpretation of extinction

TIME NEEDED

  • One 55 minute class period
  • May be done as pairs

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • writing paper, pens, pencils