Students will gain awareness of man's impact upon Pinelands vegetation and suggest ways to minimize this impact on the plant community.
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If necessary, prior to the lesson, discuss environmental threats.
Day 2 and 3:
The teacher will look for student participation and solutions which show a thoughtful approach to the balance of the needs of the plant community with the needs of people who live in the region.
1. Discuss threats to the natural vegetation in your community.
2. Find information that will allow students to do a study of the increase or decrease of population in your community over the last 20 years. Create graphs or charts to illustrate the advance or decline of the population and discuss the impact that this has had on your community's environment.
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5.2-All students will develop problem solving, decision making, and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.
5.6-All students will gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics, and basic needs of organisms.
5.12-All students will develop an understanding of the environment as a system of interdependent components affected by human activity and natural phenomena.
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