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Wildlife Lesson Plans

Wildlife Lesson Plans (K-5)

Keywords: animal groups, habitat; Prepared by: Beth Wilson, Moshannon Valley Elementary School; Grade Level: Kindergarten through third grade; Total Time for Lesson: two 45-minute periods; Setting: indoor classroom

Keywords: bird, habitat, nest, American goldfinch, American robin, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, song sparrow; Prepared by: JoAnne Venturino, first grade teacher, Our Lady of Victory School, State College, PA; Grade Levels: first and second grades; Time Required: 45 minutes; Setting: classroom; Subjects: science, reading comprehension, and writing; Topic: bird habitats

Keywords: mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish, and vertebrate; Lesson Plan Grade Level: second grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 30 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: species, habitat, shelter, food, space, home range, territory; Lesson Plan Grade Level: second grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 90 minutes; Setting: classroom and playground

Keywords: hunting, population, white-tailed deer; Grade Level: third and fourth grades; Total Time Required for Lesson: 90 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: habitat, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, Venn diagram; Grade Level: fourth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 30-40 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: wildlife, habitat, research; Grade Level: fourth through sixth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 4-5 45 minute lessons; Setting: classroom

Keywords: adaptation, camouflage, predators, and prey; Lesson Plan Grade Level: fifth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 50 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: populations, biosphere, communities, ecosystems; Grade Level: fifth through eighth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 3 days; Setting: classroom

Keywords: succession, research, ecosystem, habitat; Grade Level: fifth through eighth grade; Total Time for Lesson: 60 minutes, or two 30-minute lessons; Setting: classroom

Keywords: metamorphosis, milkweed, migration, journey; Grade Levels: 2-3; Time: 45 minutes; Setting: Introduction in Classroom and the Activity is a Journey outside across an open space in school yard

Keywords: Mammal, Lifespan, Habitat, Environment, Predators, Offspring; Grade Level: 3; Total Time Required: Four forty minute classes; Setting: Classroom, Library, and Computer Lab

Keywords: native species; Lesson Grade: 4th; Time Required: 30-40 minutes; Setting: classroom and computer room

Keywords: Habitat, Ornithology, Recreation; Grade Level: 4th; Total Time Required: 43 minutes over 1-2 classes; Setting: Classroom, Nature Trail-Outdoors

Keywords: White-Tailed Deer, Balance, Biodiversity; Lesson Plan Grade Level: 2nd Grade; Total Time Required: One Hour; Setting: Outside area, preferably in grass

Wildlife Lesson Plans (6-8)

Keywords: research, endangered; Grade Level: seventh grade; Total Time for Lesson: Two 45-minutes classes; Setting: school library

Keywords: habitat, environment, natural resources, sustainable resources, diversity, interdependence; Lesson Plan Grade Level: seventh through ninth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: 45 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: wildlife, terrestrial, vertebrates, habitat, species, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, generalists vs. specialists, succession, edge effect, population, limiting factor, carrying capacity, home range and territory, intraspecific competition, interspecific competition, communities, predator, prey, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism, wildlife management; Grade level: 6th; Total time required: 4 x 40-minute classes - 160-minutes; Setting: Classroom and forest, wetland, stream

Keywords: Population, home range, carrying capacity, habitat; Grade Level: Grades 5-6; Total Time Required: Seven 35-minute class periods; Setting: Classroom, Outdoors (Yellow Creek State Park)

Wildlife Lesson Plans (9-12)

Keywords: Biodiversity, turkey, habitat; Setting: classroom and woodlot in High School Nature Trail; Time Required: 15 minutes in classroom and 25 minutes on trail with total time of 40 minutes; Grade Level: special education - high school

Keywords: population, white-tailed deer, management, overpopulation; Grade Level: ninth grade Total Time for Lesson: 40 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: management, white-tailed deer; Grade Level: ninth grade; Total Time Required: one 90-minute class period; Setting: classroom/computer classroom

Keywords: ecological pyramids, biomass, topography, habitat; Lesson Plan Grade Level: ninth and tenth grades; Total Time Required for Lesson: 40 minutes; Setting: classroom

Keywords: extinct, endangered, research, Web page; Grade Level: ninth through twelfth grade; Total Time for Lesson: three 55-minute class periods and homework as needed, depending on the skills of your students, you can get the school computer club to help in publishing or make it an interdisciplinary project with the computer classes; Setting: classroom, computer lab

Keywords: conflict, society, research, management, development; Grade Level: ninth through twelfth grade; Total Time for Lesson: a few weeks, actual class time will be approximately three or four class periods; Setting: classroom and library

Keywords: habitat, edge, cover, succession, habitat suitability, fragmentation, interspersion, corridors, and vertical structure; Lesson Plan Grade Level: ninth through twelfth grade; Total Time Required: 50-minute class period; Setting: classroom

Keywords: biodiversity, species, ecosystem, habitat, adaptation; Lesson Plan Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade; Total Time Required for Lesson: one semester requiring about 2 minutes per day; Setting: Tioga County, PA

Keywords: white-tailed deer, population, habitat, management, carrying capacity; Grade Level: tenth through twelfth grade; Total Time for Lesson: four standard (40- to 45-minute) class periods; Setting: classroom