This program begins by introducing prairie ecosystems and what topographical features impacts the plants of this region.
2. Meet two to three Ambassador Animals representing prairie wildlife
-identify physical features for protection
-discover connections in food webs between the animal guests
-explore the diversity of wildlife in the prairie
3. Explore how humans have impacted wildlife on the prairie.
• Use a map to identify the location of the prairie and land features that impact this ecosystem.
• Students will be able to explain the physical features of prairie residents for survival.
• Students will be able to provide an example of connections between the prairie food web.
• Students will be able to discuss how humans have impacted prairie residents.
1-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Process
(1-LS1.A Structure and Function)
2-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(2-LS2.A Interdependent relationships in Ecosystems)
4-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
(ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions)
5-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(5-LS2. A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems)
MS-LS2-5 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience)