Title: A River Ecosystem108

National Standard: 8 The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface.

State Standard: 12

Teaching Level: E

Objective/Purpose: Students will create a mobile that portrays the various components of a river ecosystem.

Materials: old nature magazines, strings, clothes hangers or dowels drawing material
A River Ran Wild

1)Show students the beginning section of the book, which describes Weeawa and the native people's settlement.

2)Find the page bordered by the animals. Discuss them and the other plants and animals displayed on the pages. Do not neglect the need for soil, sun, and water.

3)Ask the students to use magazines or make their own drawings and create a mobile of the river ecosystem.

Evaluation/Assessment: Students will use appropriate pictures that describe a river ecosystem.

Extension/Enrichment: Have students create ecosystem mobiles for river valleys in other regions of the world. Create food chains.

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors.

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