1. Look at globe and go over where penguins and puffins live in the wild.
2. Live bird presentation (not a penguin or puffin)
3. Powerpoint presentation about similarities and differences of penguins and puffins. Discuss adaptations using powerpoint and live bird.
4. Show exhibit design segment to show how the Zoo controls the abiotic factors that animals depend on to stay happy and healthy.
5. Discuss exhibit lighting.
6. Present Humboldt conservation situation and discuss.
At the end of a program participants should be able to:
-Make a prediction, test it and explain the results
-Identify the biotic (populations of organisms) and abiotic factors (temperature, quantity of light and water, etc.) that make up the penguin?s and puffin?s ecosystems in the wild and at the Zoo.
-Identify competitors for resources in the wild for penguins and puffins.
-Describe beneficial and harmful activities of humans and how they affect penguins and puffins in the wild.
-Relate examples of adaptations to how they help the animals to survive.
-Predict how the adaptations of penguins and puffins offer them an advantage to survive over other animals in their environment.
NGSS: MS-LS2-1. (LS2.A). MS-LS2-2. (LS2.A, LS2.C, LS4.D, ETS1.B). MS-LS4-4. (LS4.B, LS4.C). 3-LS3-2 (LS3.B). 3-LS4-3 (LS4.C). HS-LS2-6 (LS2.C). HS-LS2-7 (LS4.D, LS2.C, ETS1.B).
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (1st)a, 1D (Kg)a, (1st) b,d, (5th)a, 1E (5th)c,d, IV-1A(Kg)a, (4th)a,b, (6th)a, 1B (6th)a,b, 1D(6th)a, 2A (3rd)a,b, (4th)a,b,c, 3C (4th)a-d, (6th)a,b, VII-1A (Kg-3rd)a,b, (4th-8th)a,b,c, 1C(Kg-2nd) a,b, 1D(Kg-2nd)a, (3rd-8th)a,b